LVM is a logical volume manager for the Linux kernel

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Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS Software Raid1 + LVM setup

Is it possible to software Raid1 + LVM on a already running production server? If possible where can I get instructions please. Many thanks..
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dual-boot distros without re-partitioning & able to run second distro in VM

When my laptop HD w/ Ubuntu 12LTS crashed a year ago, I decided to change up and try 32-bit debian for a while. Now I need to install 64-bit ubuntu again, but I still want to keep the debian distro ...
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Issue dismounting LVM on LUKS system when initial live-USB isn't present

I am having a rather peculiar problem with the Ubuntu half of my system. The TL;DR is that I have Ubuntu 14.04 using an LVM on LUKS setup. /boot lives on an unencrypted partition (/sda3) while swap ...
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Two SD cards are merged by LVM to build a partition to user

I want to ask if another SD card can also be accessed when one of the two cards is ejected.the problem I have encountered is that another card fails to work normally when one is ejected but it later ...
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grub rescue on server with lvm+raid1

I have grub rescue > prompt after a power failure. I do have a Ubuntu Live CD. Any procedures on how to install grub on this kind of setup. raid device - md0 boot partition - VG-lv1 raid devices - ...
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Ubuntu - messed up partition table

I have an ubuntu 14.04 server vm on a Xen server. I have 40Gb disk space allocated to it and my partition table looks like this df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% ...
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Partition sizes different in df and fdisk

I'm seeing different sizes using df vs fdisk commands. Please help! df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev 16G 4.0K 16G 1% /dev ...
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Booting to initramfs after read-only file system

I had npm installed into ~/.npm. I ran chown -R myuser:myusergroup ~/.npm against it. It caused the 3 disk encrypted LVM to go into read-only mode, which I don't quite understand. I then rebooted the ...
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After fresh install of Ubuntu with LVM not enough space size

i have installed Ubuntu server edition with LVM (i have 64GB SSD (on this is system) and 1TB HDD). But after boot i see only disk size of my SSD disc,but HDD disc is in "Disk Drives" as "LVM2 Physical ...
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Cannot expand partition in gparted

I'm really stuck with trying to increase the size of the partition sda5 which is a lvm2. I'm quite new to linux and am really pulling my hair out here. From what I've read, LVM's are supposed to be ...
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/dev/mapper error at boot time

I've had a problem booting my Ubuntu 14.04 system. I received this message /dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-root does not exist and the system started in a shell. After rebooting I used an older kernel to ...
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LVM or RAID large data more than 2TB.

I am using VMware esxi, I need to maintain more than 10TB data cycling. I need some information. we need more 2TB vmdk file, If ext4 support 2TB. in case more than 2TB what can i do ?. In case use ...
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dm-crypt plain on top of lvm with /boot on usb

Just as a preface, due to the specificity of my question, I did not find a thread that applies to my question. With that, I'll get started. Here are main points of what I'm trying to do: Full disk ...
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Wrong disk usage reporting in file manage on luks volume, correct on command line

When I mount a Luks encrypted volume (by selecting it in the file manager and providing a password), the disk usage reported in the file manager (when right clicking and opening the properties dialog) ...
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LVM restore wrong meta file?

I added the wrong file instead-of original file. vgcfgrestore -f /tmp/vg00.backup /dev/rdsk/c0t4d0 But i did vgcfgrestore -f /tmp/vg01.backup /dev/rdsk/c0t4d0 Now my volume shows volumes in ...
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If I have created an LVM on one server can i move it to another?

Alright, so 2 questions here really. 1) I have already created an LVM uaing only 1 disk, if i remove this disk and put it into a new server will my data be lost or can I tranfer / create the LVM ...
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Virtualbox out of space

I am getting out of space warnings when I try run and apt-get upgrade. I am running ubuntu server 14.04 in a virtual machine (virtual box) with a virtual hard drive of 10GB. It is a very small ...
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Driver problem with Ubuntu?

I have a password set at boot up and I get this error after I enter my password: /dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-swap_1 is not ready What caused this and how do I fix it?
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Fresh install Ubuntu 14.04.03 boots every second time

Fresh install. One boot is blank purple screen, second boot - normal, third - blank purple, forth - normal and so on. Can this be fixed? I use entire disk encrytption LVM
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How do I specify an LVM partition in GRUB?

I am wondering how I can specify an LVM partition in GRUB2 on my Lubuntu machine. I am attempting to use my USB hard disk I use to boot and run my laptop as a dual purpose live install medium for any ...
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Kernel fix for “file system becomes read-only” problem?

This is my first post to this list, but I've spent a lot of lurk time here; helpful place. Over the last 8 months I have encountered maybe 4 times a problem that can loosely be described as "an ext4 ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 preseed LVM partitioning

I'm attempting to automate the installation of Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS using a preseed file, but I'm still getting prompted to confirm a Yes/No at a disk partitioning window. The question being asked is ...
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Difference between LV and Logical partition types?

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 using LVM on a new server and the control panel is giving me the following options for the partition types: logical LV primary I've been searching, but don't ...
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Partition resize not seen by Ubuntu LVM

I have Ubuntu 15.04 as a guest OS in VirtualBox, and have resized the VDI drive and the partition inside it using GParted LiveCD. GParted correctly see the new size (14.5 GB), but inside Ubuntu it's ...
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LVM can't see external USB drive

I am trying to add an external USB drive to my Ubuntu 14.04 LVM volume. Using the Logical Volume Management GUI, I clicked the extend volume button, but my USB drive does not appear in the list. It is ...
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Problem with triple boot!

I have installed Windows 10 , Ubuntu 14.04 and Fedora 22 on my system in that order. Fedora is using LVM so it is not accessible in Nautilus(Ubuntu). That is my first problem. The second problem is ...
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I have ubuntu on my laptop already and would like to duel boot Windows

I have recently installed a new SSD and put Ubuntu 14.04 on it. I would like to duel boot with Windows, but I cannot figure out how to partition the hard drive. I am pretty new to linux but have tried ...
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Kubuntu not logging in after restoring an rscyn-based backup

My setup is as follows: In an extended partition, there is a 1GB ext2 boot partition, and a LUKS crypto container. Within the container there is an LVM physical volume, with one volume group, within ...
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Extend encrypted, large volume on VM

So like the topic says I am trying to resize (extend) one of my VMs using encrypted LVM. What I've done so far Partitioned and formatted the new drive (using parted, ext4) Added it and extended ...
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Install Ubuntu 15.10 Desktop with RAID1

I would like to install a Ubuntu 15.10 desktop on a computer, with a RAID1 (and LVM) setup. Before, I used the alternate installer to do this, but that installer is not available for the last few ...
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Physical Backup of Maria DB as a snapshot using LVM

I have a SQL database which I want to backup as a snapshot. I want to use LVM to do so, but I am not able to do it. Also my database is not stored in a LVM partition but its located in my /dev/sda2 ...
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increase the size of linux LVM disk partiton

I'm trying to increase the size of disk to 30Gb from virtual sphere. My fdisk output Disk /dev/sda: 32.2 GB, 32212254720 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 3916 cylinders, total 62914560 sectors ...
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lvscan not listing logical volume

I am trying to recover data from another disk which has lvm. I have booted from another disk, and I can see the disk - Even if I luksOpen it, I get - In either case lvscan or vgs or pvs do not ...
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failed disk size increase with LVM

I tried to increase the hard disk of my virtual box machine. On this VM a standard ubuntu installation with LVM was active. I increased the hard disk with vboxmanage I increased the partition with ...
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How to fix non-working USB (keyboard, mouse) after grub menu for full-disk encrypted installation?

I have a freshly installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell E5450. The hard disk is fully encrypted on installation. The laptop's keyboard is working fine, yet I have trouble when trying an external USB ...
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How can i merge two LVM partitons in the same virtual HDD in VMWare ESXi?

I had to add some space to the Virtual HDD on my Ubuntu Server VM in VMWare ESXi 5.1. I switched off the VM. In VM --> Edit Settings, I increased the HDD space provisioned, from 10 GB to 25 GB. On ...
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Resize /boot in LVM

I'm trying to resize my /boot partition because Ubuntu is complaining everytime when it wants to install a new kernel that there isn't enough space. So I made a live stick with the current GNOME ...
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“insufficient free space” error when trying to create new logical volume?

I have a dedicated server using LVM. I'm following a guide in the Ubuntu docs which says: sudo lvcreate -L 10G -n lv_vm_ubuntu /dev/[VGNAME] Since my logical volume group name is 0, I tried to ...
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I can not boot Ubuntu after unsuccessfull attempt to resize LVM partition.

I was using Logical Volume Management to reize the poartition. After few unsucessfull attempts program crushed and it messed up my partitions. I was able to boot system using recovery mode but SUDO ...
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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: ...