LVM is a logical volume manager for the Linux kernel

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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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How to use 3 hard drives for one server? RAID, JBOD, or LVM? [duplicate]

I want to know a How to setup a JBOD, RAID, or LVM. I have 3 Hard Drives. 1 - 300 GB 2 - 160 GB 3 - 80 GB How do I use it as one single volume for Ubuntu Server 14.04 running a Web Server? My main ...
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Missing lvm2 script [on hold]

Ubuntu 13.10 Desktop (64-bit), used LVM option during install. Just installed system-config-lvm and it doesn't startup with the error: invoke-rc.d: unknown initscript, /etc/init.d/lvm2 not found ...
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change the source.list file for LVM snapshot [on hold]

I am using Ubuntu 12.10 (quantal) and we know that 12.10 is in End of Life status. They removed every mirror image from http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ to old-releases.ubuntu.com. As per comment by ...
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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 ...
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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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How can I resize an active LVM partition?

I am quite new to LVM and I'm uncertain about what is happening here. I was not the one to initially setup this machine. There is a harddrive of 1tb in size and an LVM partition of only 50gb in size. ...
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problem on ubuntu lvm

i add a 4T hard disk to my Ubuntu server, and by formatting it, and by this command's i'm change this partition to lvm fdisk /dev/sdb t (change the partition type) 8e (for Linux LVM) w ...
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Installing EFI to Raid 1 using partman and seed file, on both drives

So my question is, Is it possible to install the EFI partition onto both drives when doing a seed install on Ubuntu? That way if one drive goes, the relevant efi partition/data is there on the second ...
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encrypted 13.10 will not reliably boot

EDIT: SOLVED! see http://askubuntu.com/a/403876/212688 i re-installed ubuntu 13.10 x64 on my vaio pro, in legacy, bios mode. the installation is lvm/luks encrypted and thus asks me for the encryption ...
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Remove lvm to install Ubuntu

I am trying to install Ubuntu. However I have an lvm on the drive I want to install Ubuntu on. Gparted cannot remove the lvm which is /dev/sda6. How can I remove the lvm to instal lvm over it?
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mounting logical volume from .img containing a luks encrypted volume group

I'm having some trouble restoring a back-up I made of a encrypted filesystem. The back-up is a .img file containing a single disc partition. This partition is a luks container in which a logical ...
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sed fix for BusyBox - boot fail unable to mount LVM

BusyBox why u no vi?! Summary: Ubuntu 14.04 Server after upgrade first boot, only boots to BusyBox v1.21.1 initramfs with "gave up waiting for root device" due to missing /dev/mapper/xxx-root as ...
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how to I merge 2 VMware disks in to a single one , on ubuntu [duplicate]

I have installed an Ubuntu server on a VMWare workstation with a space of 20GB storage as seen below: http://i.stack.imgur.com/TNCrV.png After the installation I've attached another 40GB worth ...
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Partitioning a LVM2_member partition

I've installed the ubuntu 14.04 server and used the option "guided use the entire disk and configure LVM" to format my disk, when prompted about size of partition I've set 60GB, but now when I take a ...
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How to hibernate in a full-encrypted disk using LVM?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and set up my system using LVM with full disk encryption. Then I installed uswsusp and the loading failed. I searched the web and found that this is because my swap partition ...
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No space left on lvm

I resized my lvm partition on my harddisk, to make space for another (system) partition. Now, I can mount and access the files on the lvm, but I try to create something new, I get the error, no space ...
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nfs configured - clients cannot connect

I'm trying to get NFS working on my ubuntu server 14.04 again. It was originally working until last weekend, but when I tried to configure samba everything wen't fubar. Now none of my devices can ...
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How to set up multiple hard drives as one volume?

I am about to set up box to basically be a file server. I plan on having multiple drives in the box, and would like to set them all up so that they appear to be a single drive. So I could essentially ...
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How to mount a 20 TB file system

I have recently created a file server with 6x4tb hard drives. One hard drive is used as the file system and is formatted with ext4. While I have created an LVM with the other five drives. This LVM ...
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How can I resize an LVM partition? (i.e: physical volume)

I want to shrink my second (LVM) partition, in order to create a new partition in the newly freed space. I am using the Live CD to do so, because I know I can't resize/move this partition while it is ...
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What's in this 524MB drive?

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my dual boot PC with windows 8.1. On Ubuntu I have seen a 524 MB drive popped up. As I take a look at it, its not swap or anything. Its content are as ...
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“Last known working configuraition”

Is there a way to make Ubuntu have a last known working configuration. Windows has this as standard and can be accessed at the boot menu. I’ve asked this question in the irc channels and the best ...
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Recover data from formatted LVM (Luks, Ext3) after Ubuntu installed over it

I have a 1TB HDD and some days ago I did a mess That disk had: One EXT3 partition ( / ) One EXT3 partition ( /boot ) One LUKS LVM which had a EXT3 partition of about 200 GB I wanted to replace ...
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How do I enable Ubuntu to suspend the machine using LUKSsuspend during sleep/hibernate [duplicate]

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 using full disk encryption (LVM on top of LUKS). I would like to incorporate luksSuspend into the suspend procedure (and later use luksResume) so that I can suspend to RAM without ...
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Encrypted lvm partition not accessible

I had Fedora installed on a LVM & had my /home & another file systems in it encrypted. ( i remember the passwords but forgot the cipher protocol used ) I installed Ubuntu without ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 will not erase previous Ubuntu with RAID

When trying to do a clean installation of Ubuntu 13.04 on a system that has a RAID controller and RAID5 volume set and also had Ubuntu 11.04 installed will not allow me to delete the RAID or even ...
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Password to unlock LUKS volume requested multiple times even after correct password is given

Please help! There is win7 on separate logical volume. Then installed Ubuntu on a encrypted LVM (it is contains of two encrypted PV's). Everything's fine, but LUKS password asked for 5-8 times when ...
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Mount Logical Volume failing

I'm trying to mount my logical volume and get the following error: root@mediaserver:/home/jon# mount /dev/mediaserver/homeserver /media mount: you must specify the filesystem type So I tried to ...
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Ubuntu server LVM mapper problem at boot when plugged a second hard drive

I installed ubuntu 14.04LTS server version. Recently, I just successfully installed a second hard drive to use as glusterfs. But after a reboot, the server stop at loading stage with the error ...
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merge SDcard and built in drive using LVM [xubuntu]

I am trying to create a logical volume using LVM in my (ASUS eeePC x101) with an SD card but something has failed. I found a tutorial on exactly what I want, but something failed during the process. ...
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How can I add a new drive to an existent logical volume?

I have a personal remote server running Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 with no graphical access. I have LVM set up with the internal hard drive (/dev/sda), and I've plugged in a new USB hard drive (/dev/sdb). ...
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Why won't the Ubuntu 12.04 installer use my preseed file?

Here is my preseed file: d-i partman-auto/disk string /dev/sda d-i partman-auto/method string lvm d-i partman-lvm/device_remove_lvm boolean true d-i partman-lvm/device_remove_lvm_span boolean true ...
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Add disk and use software raid

I have a lvm partition on a disk, and another, identical drive with no data on it. Would it be possible to set up these two drives in RAID 1 using mdadm, with the same lvm data on top? Perhaps by ...
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How do I shrink the root logical volume (LV) on LVM?

I don’t need to actually shrink the MBR partition, just the logical volume that contains the root “/” filesystem. It’s ~200GB now, and I need to shrink it to ~150GB to make room for a new logical ...
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How to get the current lvm snapshot name

I am used LVM for ubuntu. I can get all the present snpashot names using sudo lvscan. But I wanted current snapshot name on which I am. Is there any command or trick for this?
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LVM logical volumes do not activate on boot on 13.10

I am running an UbuntuGNOME 13.10 and I set it up without an LVM during the installation process. I am now running it with to encrypted partitions, one is containing a LVM. This all works fine, ...
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lvm disappeared after disc replacement on raid10

here my problem: I am running ubuntu 12.04 on a raid10 (4 disks), on top of which I installed an lvm with two volume groups (one for /, one for /home). The layout of the disks are as follows: Disk ...
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Old Disk in new machine gave error: Couldn't find device with uuid

I'm running Zimbra email server on Ubbuntu Server 10.4 as VM , we got an issue with VM as it was not able to startup. I installed fresh copy of Ubuntu Server 12.4, when I'm trying to add disks of old ...
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How to change the password of an encrypted LVM system (done with the alternate Installation)?

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 with the alternate CD and encrypted the whole system (except boot) with the encrypted LVM. Everything works great as before, but I would like to change the password of the ...
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How to mount encrypted home directory in an encrypted LVM with username/password

I mounted the LVM to ~/recover The private home folder is now here ~/recover/home/eshwar$Access-Your-Private-Data.desktop I tried ecryptfs-recover-private but it appears that the login passphrase is ...
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How do I move my LVM 250 GB root partition to a new 120GB hard disk?

I have the following situation: My current Ubuntu installation is running from an external HDD (250 GB) because I was to lazy to buy an new internal hdd. Now i've got a new internal (120GB) and i ...
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How to unlock partition in Gparted? [duplicate]

Im new in using Ubuntu and I cant seem to make any partitions for a new dual boot OS and the swap file or for any other matter i would want to use the partition because the drive is locked. I have ...
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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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Recovery from hell - undeleting partition overwritten by Xubuntu 12.10 installer?

This is turning into a nightmare - following my initial recovery of my two partitions, I went to install Xubuntu 12.10 (again). At this time I had two partitions - one of ~39 GB had Zorin OS 6 ...
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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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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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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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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 ...