LVM is a logical volume manager for the Linux kernel

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I accidentally deleted my partition using pvcreate(lvm)

Good night folks I accidentally deleted my data partition using something like: sudo pvcreate /dev/sda3 I using Kubuntu 14.04. When i type sudo fdisk -l I see: /dev/sda1 * 2048 ...
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Question about doing lvm snapshot on rootfs

Is default ubuntu setup has all what it needs and readily configured for this? Or there's something I need to do before doing the snapshot? I read about lvm snapshot on some other distro Wiki and it ...
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Let LVM+LUKS volume grow over new drive or RAID?

I would like to extend the storage capacity on my Ubuntu server by adding more drives. I'm currently using LVM+LUKS on my server so I'm having some difficulty understanding how I may add my new ...
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Fail to mount LVM disks after VPS restore from a backup

After backup restore OS failed to boot. Recovery mode says LVM drive not found: dracut Warning: LVM vg_happy/lv_root not found Boot has failed. To debug this issue add "rdshell".. Adding ...
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SWAP partition on LVM encrypted installation not mounting

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and checked on the LVM encrypted partition option, leaving the installer do its job with the default behavior for it. When I then booted up, there was a complaint during the ...
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EnhanceIO persistent udev rules not firing on reboot - Ubuntu 14.04.3

Abstract : I've installed enhanceIO and enhanceio-dkms from the daily PPA at http://ppa.launchpad.net/enhanceio/daily/ubuntu/ giving version 0+git20130406-0~69~ubuntu14.04.1. Everything seems to be ...
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How to mount LUKS encrypted drive of old system with same VGname

I have two drives, an older and a newer one, both of which contain systems set up using Mint/Ubuntu with full disk encryption. I want to mount the older one on the newer one to copy some of my old ...
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Resize root partition when using LVM on 14.04

I have been trying to resize my root partition for several hours now, following multiple guides I found on the Internet. Installed Ubuntu Server 14.04 on a 8 Gb disk, checked "Use LVM". Then realized ...
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How to undo the LVM partition & get normal previous version of my windows OS

I was trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 using USB stick as a dual boot along side Windows 7. Since it didn't recognise my existing OS windows 7, i chose the first option with LVM that probably juat froze ...
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Setting up LVM Snapshot as a backup/restore point in ubuntu on an external drive

Here is a good article on how to use LVM Snapshot as backup/restore. But the thing is I would like to have that backup saved on my external hard drive. This was my approach: Create snapshot of ...
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LVM 2 have no free space Ubuntu 14.04

I install Ubuntu from CD and i create partition by selecting "Install Ubuntu with LVM " so cd automatic create LVM volume. I have 500 GB hard drive, details are given below: fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: ...
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preseed partman expert recipe error

I'm trying to create a preseeded custom partitioning layout, but partman keeps failing. Here's a snipped from the preseed config: d-i partman-auto/disk string /dev/sda d-i partman-auto/method string ...
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how to empty /boot on ubuntu server 14.04 LTS

I have made a NAS drive which is running server 14.04 LTS and up until today its been working fine but I now have a problem updating it. I keep getting a message saying there is no more space on /boot ...
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How to resize LVM partition?

While installing Ubuntu 14.04, I chose LVM option. I have 500 Gb hard disk and everything is taken up by single LVM partition. Now I want to partition my 500Gb disk to 3 partitions so that I can ...
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Adding LVM from another LVM

I have two disk (disk1,disk2), two LVM (one each diskX_LVM), and two O/S (Server,XUbuntu). I also have grub2 installed on my disk2. I want to get rid of the second OS (xUbuntu) and add the free space ...
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Cannot mount /dev/dm-2 . And filesystem for dm-2 shows empty

My server has /dev/dm-0 , /dev/dm-1, /dev/dm-2 . The first two could be mounted successfully while the third one fails with the message mount: you must specify the filesystem type . dm-2 was ...
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Installing Windows 7 alongside LVM - encrypted Xubuntu

I have recently bought a new laptop and installed Xubuntu 15.04 on it right away. I store some sensitive data on it, so I checked the "Encrypt the new Xubuntu installation for security" and "Use LVM ...
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How do I start my Laptop with root partition on lvm2 thin pool

My Laptop is configured as dual boot system with Ubuntu 14.04 (and windows 8.1). Lately I replaced the dedicated root and swap partitions with a lvm2 partition (VG (Volume Group) LinuxBereich) ...
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How to take snapshots with LVM

This time when I installed Ubuntu off my LiveUSB I ticked the option to also install LVM for easier snapshot taking and partition resizing. But now even after looking in the LVM man page, I am still ...
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Keyboard does not work in Kubuntu FDE passphrase prompt

I use Kubuntu 15.04 on my laptop in legacy boot with LUKS-LVM based full disk encryption (FDE) as set up by the installer. The laptop keyboard as well as any USB keyboard works just fine. Now I have ...
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Resize root Partition that is lvm'ed

I know this question has been asked many times, but I'm having a hard time figuring this out. I have a partition that is lvm'ed and I'm trying to increase it's size. This is on a VM machine, I first ...
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I changed Volumegroup name via Webmin, now I can't boot. Stuck on initramfs

I will summarise how I created this error. I created a lvm, then changed the name of volumegroup. It was ubuntuvm-vg I renamed it ubuntuvmvg. I mounted lvm volume fine and to make sure it also auto ...
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Resize LVM partition Ubuntu server

I need some free space on a VM, so I added 50GB using ESXi. Now I have to make a partition use this new free space. The problem is that the VM already has 4 primary partitions, so I can't make a new ...
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Restart after install taking 'forever'

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04.03 from a custom cd with just a couple extra programs plus firewall configuration. Before I started the install, I installed the system76 driver and nvidia graphics card ...
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recover lost files after online LVM resize

I did the following 5 days ago which may have triggered the problem. sudo lvextend -L +20GB /dev/vg1/filme sudo resize2fs /dev/vg1/filme Now I realize, that almost all files disappeared. Only the ...
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Removing duplicate volume group with missing physical volumes

I was working with some maintenance folks to try and replace a dead hard drive on a station running RHEL5 (old, I know...). Instead of getting some brand new drives, they used some drives from an old ...
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Use RAID0 Array

I'm really new to doing stuff with RAID. I did a fresh install of Ubuntu Server 14.03 and made a RAID0 Array of 3 HDDs. I also set up an LVM on another HDD that's not part of the RAID. The way I set ...
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How can I resize physical volume with more than one logical volume

I want to resize a physical volume from 929,51gb to 800gb. In the physcial volume I have: root@oracle:~# pvs PV VG Fmt Attr PSize PFree /dev/sdc2 vg_root lvm2 a-- 929,51g ...
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lvm2 pv format option is grayed out in gparted

I would like to format a partition to lvm2 pv with gparted, but the option is grayed out.
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Disk size much larger than used + available space [duplicate]

After extending my LVM I got a mismatch when using df -kh. Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% /dev/mapper/Data-Media 11T 5,1T 5,3T 49% However the usage is correct. Any ...
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Ubuntu Installation: How to bring back NTFS disk partitions from logical volume LVM

I am new to ubuntu. I removed my windows OS & tried to switch to ubuntu 13.04. My system had 4 partitions (NTFS). When I tried to install ubutu 13.04 with boot-able USB today, During installation ...
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How to increase lvm disk partition size

I've came up with a problema, let me explain it: I have an Ubuntu 12 LTS virtualized on Hyper-V, initially it had 20Gb of asigned virtual disk but now I'm almost runing out of space so I've increased ...
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LUKS + LVM at Install Time

I am trying to use the Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS installer to create a disk layout that logically looks like this during installation: /dev/sad | +-- /dev/sda1 (/boot) | +-- /dev/sda2 (LUKS) ...
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What is the proper way to install Ubuntu 15.04 with LVM, LUKS, and manual partitioning?

I am trying to install Xubuntu 15.04 with LVM and LUKS, manually partitioning in order to have a separate /home partition. So far I have booted the Xubuntu live CD and went through these steps: ...
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Trying to recover an LVM partition

I created an Ubuntu server to run Plex media server. The system has a 160gb drive that I allocated to just the OS and swaps and overhead. I added a 2tb drive that serves as /home and stores all the ...
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Move root partition from LVM to 32 GB SSD

I have LVM with just one partition for /home and / (default in ubuntu). I want to move root partition to SSD in my notebook (initally for Intel® Smart Response™). And is it good thing to do? Is 32 ...
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Failed boot after accidentally deleting kernels?

I accidentally deleted kernels while trying to clear more space in the boot partition (I couldn't update new kernels due to lack of space). Now I am unable to boot my Ubuntu Linux (14.04). I tried the ...
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LUKS encrypted: 2 keys, a passphrase and a keyfile, how to priorize keyfile?

I have installed Linux the LUKS way. I provided the passphrase. Later, I made a keyfile (with a random key) and added it to /etc/crypttab specifying its path. I get something like: # <target ...
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Want to logout of ssh session but pvmove is running in foreground

Situation: I just migrated my disks from a HP MicroServer to a HP DL320e v2, in the process discarding an onboard backup HDD. To replace it I've added another SSD that I want to add to my LVM VG. ...
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Installer hangs when selecting full disk encryption

I'm doing a fresh install of Ubuntu 15.04. On the "Installation type" screen, I select "Erase disk and install Ubuntu" and then check "Encrypt the new Ubuntu installation for security", which causes ...
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Which Ubuntu version [closed]

I wonder which Ubuntu release version I should use. My machine have to contain/run a hostapd wifi AP, an OpenVPN connexion, and LUKS encryption. That's all. I detail it if ever it can make sense in ...
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GRUB fails to install with LVM setup

I have 1x 160GB HDD and 2x 80GB. The way I want to partition all the disks is as follows, GPT partition tables with 10GB partitions which will be LVM physical volumes. The rest of the disk space will ...
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Go to LVM with an already non-LVM disk, how to?

I plan to use LVM. My Ubuntu is currently non-LVM based. I wonder if I can do that without resintalling or if I can: resize current partition (call it part Old) create new partition (call it part ...
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How to increase /boot partition size when installing Ubuntu 14.04 using the “use entire disk and set up encrypted LVM” option?

How to edit the size of the /boot partition when installing Ubuntu? Using the guided partitioning option "use the entire disk and set up encrypted LVM" results is a /boot partition which is only ...
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Is Ubuntu LVM a RAID?

I had a 4 disk LAMP system running Ubuntu 10 then upgraded to 12. The drives are managed by LVM since initial setup. Recently, one of the drive failed (the newest and largest of course, 3TB). I sent ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04 - Fstab file deleted entry

This morning when I arrived at work the samba server shares had appeared to have gone down, after a short investigation I discovered that the partition in the LVM had become unmounted, after to ...
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Full disk encryption without enabiling LVM

Currently I am building an image to deploy with a fog server (used to deploy images over a network). I am using Ubuntu trusty and am required to have full disk encryption on the machines. The issue ...
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Mounting encrypted LUKS partition from Live CD

Error to begin with, can't boot I had to do a hard reboot of my computer, and when booting up it (initramfs I think) gave an error: mount: mounting /dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-root on /root failed: ...
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How to properly move /home from separate partition into / partition?

I have two logical volume which one is used for / and another one for /home. The thing is now I want to have /home to be not separated from the /. I want to use the logical volume which I use for / to ...
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Moving LVM from ubuntu 14.04 LTS desktop to ubuntu Server

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS desktop configured as below separate file systems / - root /boot - boot LVM - LVM Configured for (/home) Now, I am planning to install Ubuntu Server and then add this existing ...