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Resizing LVM Logical Volume


-There is existing LVM partition 50GB in total and has been used up 5GB
-We will reduce the LVM partition from 50GB to 10GB
-We need to unmount the FS before we can proceed
-Please do proper backup before proceed as there might be chances that you would lose your data


Output from df -h /media/data:

Filesystem                                                     Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/mapper/vgdata-lvdata                       50G  5.0G   42G  11% /media/data


Example current usage taken from df -h is 5G and wanted to be shrunk to 10G
# umount /dev/vgdata/lvdata
# e2fsck -f /dev/vgdata/lvdata
# resize2fs /dev/vgdata/lvdata 8G
# e2fsck -f /dev/vgdata/lvdata
# lvreduce -L 10G /dev/vgdata/lvdata
# e2fsck -f /dev/vgdata/lvdata
# resize2fs /dev/vgdata/lvdata
# e2fsck -f /dev/vgdata/lvdata
# mount -a

-We would like to increase /add in another 5GB to /dev/vgdata/lvdata

lvextend -L +5G /dev/vgdata/lvdata
resize2fs /dev/vgdata/lvdata

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