LVM is a logical volume manager for the Linux kernel

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Data transfer from 12.04 to 14.04 using same hostname?

I've been using my 12.04 server for a year and a half. I'd like to install 14.04 on a new drive and transfer all my data over once that is complete. I have 720GB of files to to deal with. 12.04 was ...
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Internal hard drive not appearing after I partitioned and mounted it using webmin's logical volume management. Should I be concerned?

Running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server, I attempted to partition one of the internal hard drives, /dev/sdb, using the logical volumes management tool in webmin following the guide found here: ...
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install LVM dual boot with Windows

I am trying to install Ubuntu dual boot with windows. I have about 150G free space in may machine and want to install Ubuntu 14.04 there. My machine has this partition structure Partition 1 ...
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Getting “read failed after 0 of 4096 at xxxxxx: Input/output error” error for LVM

I have system with Ubuntu 12.04. On this system used LVM for managing disk drives and similar mass-storage devices. When I used lvscan command for scanning all the logical volumes then it displayed ...
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Is it possible to install ubuntu server (12.04) on gpt disk (3TB) and boot from it

I have been searching for a guide on how to install ubuntu server on 3TB gpt partition, but with no luck. I wonder if it is even possible ? I read that GPT cannot be used to boot with. Also, I would ...
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No Swap Partition!

I'm in dire need of help. My system has become incredibly laggy and hardly usable. I have realised that this is because for some reason I'm running without virtual memory (this is not intentional). ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.04 LTS xfs xlog_space_left

I am running Kernel: 3.2.0-59-generic will moving to 3.2.0-61-generic fix the issue with xlog_space_left: head behind tail? I do a serious amount of lvsnap shots every hour on a mysql database on a ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 - full-disk encryption and LVM during installation?

Does Xubuntu 14.04 also support full-disk encryption and LVM during installation like Ubuntu?
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Which manual installer settings do I have to chose?

I have 2 physical HDDs in my notebook. On the first, Windows and a fresh Ubuntu 14.04 installation should reside, while the second HDD should extend the home directory of a second user account (which ...
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HowTo repair GRUB in trible boot with two encrypted LVM?

I setup Win7/DebianTesting/Ubuntu 12.04 as triple boot, Debian and Ubuntu each on encrypted volume (with separate root and swap partitions). Installation order: Win7 --> Debian --> Ubuntu, Grub was ...
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Failure proof logical volumes on heterogenous bunch of irreliable hard disks

Like I guess most people do, I have accumulated an assortment of various hard drives over the years. They are mostly of different size, manufacturer, speed, etc. There are too many off them to put ...
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Unable to erase second OS

I have not found a way to destroy the second partition, LVM and add all the space to my Ubuntu installation. I meant to install only Ubuntu Server on a single partition, instead, the installer chose ...
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Boot problems after upgrading from Ubuntu 13.04 to Ubuntu 14.04

After GRUB went MIA I used boot-repair which returned this Boot-Repair Boot Info Script. After that GRUB came back, but now after I choose the Ubuntu option in the boot menu nothing happens. If I go ...
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Moving root LVM within same drive

I recently upgraded my linux to the latest version, and also shrunk its size to give me more room to expand my Win7 install on the same disk. The problem is that the free room is at the end of the ...
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Repair LVM after resize No init found/doesn't have requested /sbin/init

On a clean install of ubuntu 14.04 with LVM (no custom options chosen) I resized the LVM using the following steps from a Ubuntu live USB stick: Shrink the root LV with system-config-lvm tool Tried ...
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root filesystem too small - what's preferrable?

After a number of upgrades, and a steady flow of software installed, the original root filesystem is starting to split at the seams. The original (Notebook) setup: (LVM) / 17G everything ...
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Recover LVM disk

I'm a new linux user and I think I really messed up with LVM while installing ubuntu server 12.04. I cancelled (meaning I stupidly pressed the computer's power button) ubuntu server's installation ...
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Adding Disks With LVM

I'm sure this has been answered somewhere on here before (I even found kinda a guide here, but seemed to be a bit spotty and incomplete) but I was wondering if someone could assist me or at least ...
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How can I delete a Volume Group in Terminal?

I am trying to setup LVM for my netbook's two, small SSDs (4 & 8GB). After a lot of trial and error, I followed this walk-through: How to Set Up Multiple Hard Drives As One Volume. I have ...
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Is it possible to access disks in an LVM after a reinstallation of the OS on a separate drive?

I have a 120GB SSD hosting my Ubuntu installation. I have four 3TB Western Digital Disks which I would like to configure into an LVM. If I reinstall Ubuntu at any point in the future onto the SSD or ...
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ubuntu 14.04 not booting, update-initramfs “nothing to do, exiting”

I did a mess while installing ubuntu 14.04 on my XPS 15 (9530 haswell) and I need help to rebuild boot partition. My computer has one miniSATA SSD 32 GB and a 1TB HDD. I crypted both with LUKS with ...
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How do I replace LVM root volume with SSD disk on Ubuntu 13.10

I have next partitions: /dev/sda1 → /boot /dev/sda2 → LUKS → LVM /dev/vg1/root → / /dev/vg1/home → /home /dev/vg1/opt → /opt /dev/vg1/var → /var /dev/vg1/tmp → /tmp ...
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How do I backup system to a different partition on the same drive?

I am a linux newbie, tech oldie. I am setting up a system with Lubuntu 14.04. Although, when I ran the installation I created two partitions -- 1/2 for quickie backups and 1/2 for the installed ...
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Manage Snapshots

So Ubuntu supports LVM. This in turn supports creating and restoring snapshots of the hard drive. Coming from Windows, this is a highly useful feature for restoring the system to a previous point (In ...
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I don't know how to dual-boot Lubuntu 14.04

Quite simply, I don't know what I'm doing and I've come to the screen where it has the options: Erase Disk and Install Lubuntu, Encrypt, Use LVM or Something else. I want to keep my windows 7, and ...
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Ubuntu Server: SSD + existing LVM disks

I'm currently using the following setup for a home NAS server: - Debian installation on a 150 GB HDD (with LVM) - A logical volume of 4GB that consists of 2 2TB disks I would like to replace the HDD ...
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Cannot mount partition with cryptsetup

I have a spare drive. I've attempted to format it and encrypt it. But even though the process appears to succeed and I can open the crypt, I cannot mount the newly mapped device. Here is the output of ...
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System backup for testing new apps/settings

I am new to linux, and have been installing ubuntu again and again because I mess up something while trying different set-ups. I would like to have an incremental snapshot of my system so that I can ...
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Grub2: Disk not found trying to boot LVM partition on raid1 set

I'm having difficulty booting from an LVM logical volume which is stored on a raid-1 physical volume. Using Ubuntu 13.10 and Grub2 2.00. The setup is that /boot/grub is on a physical raid-1 set. ...
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How can I resize an LVM partition? [duplicate]

I have problems with system update because my boot disk is too small, but I don't know how to increase this. I have tried gparted live from a USB drive, but I can not reduce the size of the other ...
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Issue with encrypted lvm during setup

How can i access a different form of partitioning, like in old alternate cd's or debian's installer, where i can choose to create a partition, make it encrypted, then add a LVM group to that encrypted ...
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/dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not present

I get this error whenever I start my Lubuntu 13.10 installation: /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not present It asks me, if I want to skip, manually repair, or wait. I chose the option; ...
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Cannot decrypt hardrive. Password not accepted

I have been tackling this for at least 5 days now. Initially I couldn't get Ubuntu to recognise my already installed partition LVM with an Arch, Home, and Swap logical volume. I have now got Ubuntu ...
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“Device not found or ignored” when creating physical volume with bcache

I'm attempting to create an LVM volume on a bcache device, but getting "device not found or recognized", despite lsblk clearly showing the device, and bcache state showing "clean". OS is Ubuntu 13.10 ...
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How to partition for a successfull boot with raid5 + lvm +encryption

I have been trying to make this setup work for several days. The system never boots... When I do a setup without the software raid I can get it to work. How should I set up my system partition to be ...
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Create LVM without data loss?

I have three hard drives, one for the OS and two for media. All drives are currently on Ext4 partitions. One of the media drives is full, I'd like to use an LVM to merge the two media drives into one. ...
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Different behavior of 2 encrypted LVMs

recently i created ext4 on top of luks on top of lvm. about 20gb. i also have similar configuration (900gb) created long time ago - i don't remember how exactly i created it. both are not mounted on ...
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How is Trim enabled? [duplicate]

I have heard, that Ubuntu 14.04 will have Trim enabled by default. How will this be done? By adding a discards option to the ext4 mount options or by running a cron-job? Will the default options for ...
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Howto make “update-grub” to ignore guest volumes on a KVM Hypervisor?

I have some Ubuntus acting as a KVM Hypervisor and, every time I run "update-grub" on those servers, it takes a lot of time to finish and makes too much disk IO. I'm seeing that it tries to find ...
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How to increase the size of LVM partition on headless system?

I have a 320GB HDD and becoming full, and got a new 1TB HDD and wished to migrate everything to it. I am using LVM. I cloned the hard disk using dd, and extended /dev/sda2 to maximum available ...
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Move a system from LVM to standard partitions

I need to move a system which uses LVM to a system which uses normal partitions. I created the partitions on the new hard drive and I copied all the content of the root and boot partition to the new ...
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Unlocking Encrypted Root (LUKS on LVM) with “hidden” USB Keyfile

I have a Ubuntu Server 13.10 machine. Its root partition is encrypted with LUKS, which is then stored in a logical volume. On boot, the LV is mounted and then cryptsetup requests my passphrase; once ...
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Booting from LVM partition

I screwed up when I installed my machine awhile back and put the / partition (including /boot) into the LVM. While the machine will eventually boot, it won't boot non-interactively. For whatever ...
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Server 13.10, Raid1, LVM, EFI booting on 2nd disk

I've read a whole bunch of posts of trying to get your Raid1 to boot up on the second disk if the first one failed. Nothing has failed yet, but I'm trying to test my setup. 2nd drive comes up with ...
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LUKS and LVM install: no boot (gave up waiting for root device)

I just finished installing 12.04 on my system, configuring it with LUKS and LVM. I can open the encrypted position just fine in a recovery disk, but I just can't seem to get it to boot. It waits ...
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How to extend logical volume swap space to atleast 64 GB on SSD

My current configuration of physical volumes is as follows. --- Physical volume --- PV Name /dev/sda5 VG Name vgssd PV Size 190.89 GiB / not usable ...
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How to remove encryption from volume during installation

I'm currently in the process of installing Ubuntu Server 12.04 onto a fresh build. I have two 3TB hard drives that I'd like to run in software RAID 1, and was following this tutorial. During ...
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Help, installed Ubuntu with LVM2 and Raid1 - Mystery of the time traveling computer

I am a relative Linux novice, so please bear with me. A few years a go, I installed Ubuntu Server 11 to act as household web/email/file server. I had decided to move on from a Windows Server ...
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Help recovering eCryptfs user data

Ubuntu 13.10 x64 Chose LVM partitioning when I installed Here's the story from the beginning... I had a problem with the fglrx drivers preventing unity from starting correctly so I tried to repair ...
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Format USB stick using LVM?

Is it possible to format a USB stick using LVM? I am interested in LVM because apparently it allows you to create instantaneous snapshots for backup purposes.