LVM is a logical volume manager for the Linux kernel

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Configuring a file server using Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 LTS

I just recently got a computer capable of running Ubuntu Server with two 3TB hard drives and a 16GB SSD. The SSD is where Ubuntu boots from, and the 3TB hard drives are empty space. The Ubuntu Server ...
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How do I use move space from /home lvm to root lvm

I have a root lvm with 10 GB, most of which is used, and a /home lvm with 877 GB. I want to resize the /home lvm to free up space, and then allocate that to root. I'm not clear on whether I can ...
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Can I resize a physical volume?

I've been trying to solve the following problem 5 good hours now. I've recently installed Linux Mint 17 with LVM, erasing my hard disk. For some reason I want to dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 alongside my ...
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ddrescure raw image? lvm encryption lubuntu hard drive to usb drive

I've read I should ddrescue my not-booting hard drive in raw to a larger USB drive. I read this GNU ddrescue Manual but I'm sure which command to use, and whether to chose direct disk access or raw? I ...
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How to recover encrypted LUKS lubuntu data?

I installed lubuntu 13.10 with encryption from the CD and then updated to 14.04 when it became available. Now booting up fails. My hard drive has at least two partitions, one boot and one LUKS ...
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Convert filesystem to LVM - blocks

I'm trying to convert and ext4 filesystem to LVM. I found a script called blocks that pretty much automates most of it but am having issues getting it working. https://github.com/g2p/blocks#readme ...
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Will “guided with encrypted LVM” enable TRIM on a SSD?

I currently have a little SSD (32 GB) for / and another HDD (250 GB) for /home where I use eCryptfs to encrypt my personal files. I consider buying a big SSD (500 GB) to have all the data on a SSD as ...
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Problem removing swap partition

I have a SanDisk SSD U100 124GB. When I installed Ubuntu 14.04 I partitioned as: - 250mb boot; - 4gb swap; - the rest ext4. Some times later, I removed the swap partition in order to merge it ...
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How do I add space to LVM's root partition without shutting down my VM?

I'm using vmware and want to add space to a VM without shutting down the system by simply adding space to the existing drive. How can I accomplish that?
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How to reinstall kernels after accidental deletion with a separate boot partition and an encrypted LVM volume?

My installation is a Ubuntu 12.04 64 bits (Classic "legacy" MBR - No EFI/UEFI here) with two partition : A separate boot partition An encrypted LUKS volume that contains the system Logical Volumes ...
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ubuntu doesn't boot with initrd.img-3.13.0-35-generic and initrd.img-3.13.0-36-generic

I'm not able to boot with initrd.img-3.13.0-35-generic and initrd.img-3.13.0-35-generic - just drops into a busybox shell with the regular generic message. I though that was something kernel related ...
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lcreate snapshot of vm

I have a vm running on a logical volume at /dev/vg0/vm1 I want to take a snapshot of it for backup. I tried lvcreate -L107G -s -n snapvm1 /dev/vg0/vm1 then mount /dev/mapper/vg0-snapvm1 ...
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How to install Ubuntu server 14.04 on LVM RAID?

I want to try install ubuntu on LVM RAID logical volume, but fail on step grub installation. There are my steps as below: 1. use three HDDs called sda, sdb, and sdc to create a volume group. 2. ...
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Please assist with partition management- cannot reformat drive to install Windows?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 onto my drive, and am now trying to install Windows . Ideally, I would like to just completely wipe the drive and remove all partitions, so I am working with a blank slate, ...
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Will upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04 work with LVM encryption?

I have a laptop running 12.04 and the HD is encrypted with LVM. Will the system boot if I upgrade to 14.04?
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How to boot USB from GNU GRUB 2.02~beta2-9ubuntu1?

I am using HP 1000-notebook pc corei-3 series. I had installed Ubuntu 14.04.1-desktop-amd64, accidentally using the lvm option. After finding my 500 Gb hard drive stuck in lvm I started to find ...
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Logical Block number in the “Buffer I/O error”

I was trying to determine a bad PV which was causing the LV to report Buffer I/O error and found this interesting behaviour in the "Buffer I/O error" message. On a Large LV that is mapped to ...
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Is Ubuntu still toxic to Macs with Fusion Drive?

Installing Ubuntu BROKE my (since-repaired) Fusion Drive. I burned ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64+mac.iso to a DVD, and booted it and I asked it to install beside my OSX install on my homemade* Fusion ...
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Logical Volume resizing issues after migrating to SSD

I have recently been upgrading a machine that I built out of recycled/reclaimed/reused parts and have managed to lay my hands on an SSD. As it would provide a major speed boost over the ancient IDE ...
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Extend lvm with unallocated space of a ssd

I've cloned my ubuntu 14.04 install from a smaller ssd (256Gb) to a bigger one (512Gb). How can I extend my home with the unallocated space? I usually know how to extand a partition, but I don't how ...
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What to do about “the disk drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not present”?

The answer to this question is great, but what do you do when the /etc/crypttab file is empty? Also, gparted doesn't see the swap partition and so it won't format it. LVM sees the swap partition but ...
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Ubuntu not finding my LVM2 volume

first let me say that I'm pretty green when it comes to Ubuntu (and Linux in general) but using guides that I came across online I was able to setup a Ubuntu 13.10 media/file server using a spare PC ...
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How to migrate to a bigger ssd?

I'd like to migrate my ubuntu 14.04 install from a smaller sdd (256Gb) to a bigger one (Crucial MX100 512Gb) without reinstalling. What is the best way to process? I read that clonezilla was not ...
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How to install windows 7 in an extended partition

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 a few days back. As I was in a hurry I clicked on the LVM option. Now when i open GParted in the live cd, it shows that the SDA5 partition has only 16 mb of free space. So is ...
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SSH to server with encrypted LVM

I setup Ubuntu Server 14.04 with encrypted LVM (static IP address with an entry in my /etc/hosts file) and would like to SSH to it with my laptop on my local network. The problem is that if I just do: ...
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Errors when attempting to setup snapshot post LVM setup

I have been given assistance in setting up my LVM to be able to use snapshot in a previous ubuntu thread though at this point I just cannot figure out how to get my snapshot setup so that I could feel ...
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Need to know best way to utilize LVM to backup Ubuntu

So I've had issues with Windows which forced me to install and learn Ubuntu as I'm fed up with MSFT. So now I need to know the most efficient/best way to image Ubuntu so that if I messed something up ...
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Encrypt home directory / LVM encryption - Ubuntu Server 14.04 setup

There seems to be two different steps in the Ubuntu Server 14.04 installation that involve encryption. The first asks if I want to encrypt my home directory: The second has an option for encrypted ...
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Reusing disk partition during ubuntu installation

is there a way to tell partman to re-use current disk layout/lvm layout when using preseeding? either that or bypass partman completely? i'm using a custom preseed file with my own partman recipe. but ...
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Proper way to remove an active / inactive LVM snapshot

I have created a sample ruby script file for removing extra LVM snapshots from the system. For removing LVM snapshot, we are using lvremove command. This command is working fine and we can remove ...
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Preserving LVM Partitions while installing ubuntu

I decided to make the switch from OpenSuse to ubuntu. I use lvm with opensuse and I wanna have my partitions in ubuntu. The only option I see in installation is to erase everything and use lvm which I ...
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Entire HDD is one big lvm2-pv, hence unable to resize partitions or even bring back Windows

**The History** I have a Samsung NP300 E5C laptop with 8GB RAM and a 750GB HDD. I bought it as freeDOS. Then I installed Windows 8.1 pro 64 bit OS in it. Then I wanted ...
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Ubuntu SSD /dev/sda and LVM partition alignment

I got a SSD new harddrive and successfully moved my root partition to it. I am using LVM. It is booting fast, and all the performance is much better than with classic hdd. But I am not sure about the ...
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Can volume snapshots be used as replacement for Clonezilla images?

I've been always using classic disk partitioning and Clonezilla images of selected partitions for fast recovery in case of a catastrophic disk failure. I'm now testing LVM on a new system. It also ...
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Encrypted Lvm , passphrase nor working

I am using ubuntu server 14 on virtual box and i have used entire disk and set up encrypted lvm ,the system ran completely fine on first start , but once i rebooted it the same passphrase is not ...
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LVM - split logical volume

I've just installed Ubuntu on a new machine and while I usually go for the classic partitioning, I decided to use (default) LVM this time as the idea of creating volume snapshots was quite appealing. ...
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Network not working when installing Ubuntu 14.04.1 using encrypted LVM

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 using guide - use entire disk with encrypted LVM. All the services are working but I am not able to ping the gateway, nor I am able to ping the VM from outside. If I ...
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Migrating Ubuntu from a MBR disk to a GPT disk (non-UEFI)

The question is: how to Migrate Ubuntu installed on a LVM Logical Volume with a separate boot partition from a MBR disk to a GPT disk on non-(U)EFI hardware without data loss to enable the usage of ...
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Networking not working on encrypted LVM

Installed ubuntu 14.04 server with guided full disk encryption LVM and after boot network is not starting. Has anybody else faced this issue earlier ? Please help
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LVM Partitions Not “Available” On Boot

On my Ubuntu Trusty AMD64, KDE desktop build I have 2 LVM2 PVs, each with a single VG. Each VG contains 2 or more LVs. On boot (a) none of the LVs are "available" so cannot be mounted from fstab they ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 with LVM over 4 disks

I have Ubuntu 14.04 server addition installed, i have 4x 600G hard drives. The boot partition is on one disk. I notice the following Filesystem Type 1K-blocks Used ...
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Re-installing 14.04 LST - impossible

I did an on-line "live upgrade" from ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 LST. Unfortunately, this resulted in several broken dependencies in some of the programs I use on a daily basis (I am not going to go into ...
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BIOS settings not appearing

My friend installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on his Samsung NP 300 G5X laptop that had 4GB RAM and a 700GB HDD. He encrypted the Ubuntu installation and used LVM. After reboot he was taken directly to grub. ...
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What should I use my SSD for? [closed]

I am setting up a small (1 user) email server. So far I have put in 2 x 1TB WD Red drives and set them up for LVM with RAID1 mirrored LVs. I also picked up a 120GB Samsung 840 Evo but I can't figure ...
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Installation on virtual LVM disks without partitions

I am installing an Ubuntu server in a KVM/libvirt vm with the text/console installer. I intend to hand over two LVM volumes as root and swap to the VM as virtual disks. They are detected correctly as ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 with Encrypted RAID6 and separate drive

I'm relatively new to Ubuntu Server and I'm attempting to setup a new server/NAS. It is made of: 4 x 2tb physical drives a 60gb physical SSD The 4 x 2tb drives each have a full disk partition set ...
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ubuntu 14.04 install with custom swap size using LVM?

I want to install ubuntu 14.04 with LVM and encryption. But the problem is that my computer has a large RAM (16GB) and a small SDD disk (60GB). So I think only a small amount of space for swap is ...
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Upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04 - encrypted lvm disk

I decided to upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04, but I have to consider that I use LVM with encrypted disks. I found a question about issues during upgrade here. It seems that I would be able to solve the ...
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Two “ubuntu-vg” partitions unable to mount due to naming clash

I had Ubuntu 13.04 installed on my laptop. Rather than upgrading, I decided to install 14.04 fresh on a new SSD. So, I have two drives. One with 13.04 and my old data, and one with 14.04. Both ...
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Grub2 on LVM: How can I switch between alternate root LVs?

I have a working setup of Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS (precise) installed on a LVM Volume (/dev/vg0/root). /boot is on the same LV, and Grub2 boots nicely from it using its own raid/lvm/xfs modules. Great ...