This blog describes how to increase the size of the default logical volume VolGroup00-LogVol00 mounted at the root “/” directory of a guest vServer.
- Create a volume (say 100gb)
- Attach the volume to the vServer, for which you want to modify the size of the root partition.
- Log in, as the rootuser, to the vServer.
- Examine the current partitioning by running the following commands:
# df -h
- Examine the available physical volumes on the vServer by running the following command:
# cat /proc/partitions
- Run the fdisk command,
# fdisk /dev/xvdb
Device contains neither a valid DOS partition table, nor Sun, SGI or OSF disklabel Building a new DOS disklabel. Changes will remain in memory only, until you decide to write them. After that, of course, the previous content won't be recoverable. The number of cylinders for this disk is set to 13054. There is nothing wrong with that, but this is larger than 1024, and could in certain setups cause problems with: 1) software that runs at boot time (e.g., old versions of LILO) 2) booting and partitioning software from other OSs (e.g., DOS FDISK, OS/2 FDISK) Warning: invalid flag 0x0000 of partition table 4 will be corrected by w(rite) Command (m for help): p Disk /dev/xvdb: 107.3 GB, 107374182400 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 13054 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System Command (m for help): n Command action e extended p primary partition (1-4) p Partition number (1-4): 1 First cylinder (1-13054, default 1): Using default value 1 Last cylinder or +size or +sizeM or +sizeK (1-13054, default 13054): Using default value 13054 Command (m for help): t Selected partition 1 Hex code (type L to list codes): 8e Changed system type of partition 1 to 8e (Linux LVM) Command (m for help): p Disk /dev/xvdb: 107.3 GB, 107374182400 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 13054 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/xvdb1 1 13054 104856223+ 8e Linux LVM Command (m for help): w The partition table has been altered! Calling ioctl() to re-read partition table. Syncing disks.
7. Create a physical volume:
# pvcreate /dev/xvdb1<br />
8. Extend the volume group VolGroup00with the physical volume /dev/xvdb1:
# vgextend VolGroup00 /dev/xvdb1
9. Extend the logical volume LogVol00:
# lvextend -l +100%FREE /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00
10. Resize the file system:
# resize2fs /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00
11. Check whether the root partition of the guest vServer has the updated size, by running the df -hcommand as shown in the following example:
# df -h