Topics: LVM, Red Hat / Linux, Storage

Howto extend an ext3 filesystem in RHEL5

You can grow your ext3 filesystems while online: The functionality has been included in resize2fs so to resize a logical volume, start by extending the volume:

# lvextend -L +2G /dev/systemvg/homelv
And the resize the filesystem:
# resize2fs /dev/systemvg/homelv
By omitting the size argument, resize2fs defaults to using the available space in the partition/lv.



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