LVM rocks

Posted by Tejus Parikh on February 4, 2008

Last week, I found that I had run out of space on the partitions I use for our virtual machines. This was entirely my fault. When allocated space, it never occurred to me that there might be large log files and I shaved the margin too close. I’ve gotten into the habit of setting up all machines with LVM after the intractable situation I got into with vijedi.net. Which meant that all I had to do to give my VM’s more space was:

  1. shut down the VM’s (might have been optional)
  2. open the OpenSUSE lvm tool
  3. allocate more space
  4. hit finish
  5. marvel at the fact that I don’t have a space problem
I’ve always heard about the power of LVM. I just never realized how powerful it was.

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