Logical volumes are one of Linux’s methods of getting greater flexibility. These are how the Operating System can use the physical drives within a computer. While under traditional partitioning you would create fixed partitions of primary or extended types within a disk. With Logical Volume Management (LVM), you can create partitions that can span over multiple physical drives and be moved, resized and backed up – all without having to stop a running system while  doing so.

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When working with logical volumes in Linux for file systems, one of the big advantages that it brings is the ease of resizing volumes along with the ability to do so on the fly. In previous articles we’ve looked at logical volume management detail and covered the terminology involved. We’ve also set up and configured a basic logical volume system for use, so this time we’ll look at how you can go about resizing your logical volumes.

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Logical volumes provide a great deal of flexibility in how you can manage your filesystems on a Linux dedicated server or VPS. In a previous article, we looked at the advantages that Logical Volume Management (LVM) can bring over using traditional partitions for your Linux system, as well as some of the terminology involved in using logical volumes. This time we are going to build upon that and look to set up LVM on a pair of disks added to an existing system.