Red Hat / Fedora :: Reduce The Size Of LVM Partition Without Loosing Home Directory Data?

Jun 3, 2009

I have a home directory which is mounted on the LVM partition,How can i reduce the size of LVM partiotion without loosing the data on home directory...whenever i use lvreduce command it show me a warning mesg that the whole data will be lost...reducing the size of LVM partition without loosing my home directory data.

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Server :: Reduce RAID5 Partition Sizes / Reduce The Size Of Md1 And Grow Md0?

Feb 14, 2010

I have a rack of four 1TB drives all partitioned identically with three primary partitions. On each drive

- the first partition is only 64MB;
- the second is a large 900GB partition and
- the last holds all the remaining space

mdadm has been used to set up
/dev/md0 - RAID1, comprised of /dev/sda1 and /dev/sdb1
/dev/md1 - RAID5, comprised of /dev/sda2, /dev/sdb2, /dev/sdc2, /dev/sdd2
/dev/md2 - RAID5, comprised of /dev/sda3, /dev/sdb3, /dev/sdc3, /dev/sdd3

OK, so it was a silly mistake to make - but I am now need to increase the size of /dev/md0. My thinking is to reduce the size of md1 so that I can grow md0.

On md1 I have two logical volumes. I've successfully reduced the size of the volume so that I can reduce the size of md1. Now I'm at the nervous stage; I can find little written on the topic of shrinking RAID5 arrays - and even if I do this I'm unsure if I can move partitions around to regain the space I so desire.

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I have a server with 2 harddisks, configured a one logical LVM block. I would like to reduce the total footprint and remove the 2nd harddisk.

What is the best way to do this? I understand that Gparted has yet to support LVM.

My details as follows:

[root@localhost ~]# df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
282G 11G 257G 4% /
/dev/sda3 99M 12M 82M 13% /boot


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Mar 26, 2009

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Mar 11, 2010

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Feb 21, 2009

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I want to move my ~ folder to the new partition and have windows/vista access the folder and write to the Documents, Downloads folders etc.

What is the best format to use?

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And how should i preform the move of all these files? 'mv'? do i need to add any special options?

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Aug 18, 2011

KDE 4.6 - opensuse 11.4.

I have a separate ext4 partition which contains all my data (music, movies, etc). When I delete files from this partition it is very slow because it copies files from my data partition to the Trash folder in my home partition. How can I avoid this? Can't the trash be configured so that it uses a trash folder in each partition instead of copying files to another partition (which is slow).

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Feb 12, 2010

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Jun 21, 2011

I need to increase the size of my /home directory. I am working with Ubuntu(2.6.35-22-generic #33-Ubuntu SMP Sun Sep 19 20:34:50 UTC 2010 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

I checked the partitons with df -h command...the output is :

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda7 11G 4.3G 6.2G 42% /
none 1001M 560K 1000M 1% /dev
none 1006M 188K 1006M 1% /dev/shm


Clearly /usr has loads of space here...and I dont know /home is mounted with which partiton...I read somewhere that tune2fs command could be useful here...I dont want to experiment and mess up here..

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Aug 23, 2011

I had a student, and she has done some work on her account on my lab computer, but has left the country and is un-contactable.

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I can open all of her files, except for those in this folder.

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Jul 17, 2010

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May 25, 2010

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Jul 16, 2010

I am trying to move my home directory from my install partition to a new partition. I cloned my installation from a previous ~78 gb HD using g4l to a new 250 GB drive. Now that I am using the new drive i created a new partition to used for files called "files". New partition is sda3 and the boot partition is sd1. I am trying to follow this guide [URL] but I am having no success.

The output of:
find . -depth -print0 | cpio --null --sparse -pvd /media/sda3

pio: /dev/sda3//./.jungledisk/cache/jd2-a114b643324c576f1c36e3f17a9043f4-us/Files/cf-1381.tmp: Cannot open: Not a directory
cpio: `/dev/sda3' exists but is not a directory
cpio: /dev/sda3//./.jungledisk/cache/jd2-a114b643324c576f1c36e3f17a9043f4-us/Files/cf-1336.tmp: Cannot open: Not a directory
cpio: `/dev/sda3' exists but is not a directory
cpio: /dev/sda3//./.jungledisk/cache/jd2-a114b643324c576f1c36e3f17a9043f4-us/Files/cf-1387.tmp: Cannot open: Not a directory
cpio: `/dev/sda3' exists but is not a directory .....

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