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Re: Resizing LVM issue

On 06/22/2014 03:29 PM, Pascal Hambourg wrote:

Miroslav Skoric a écrit :

1. What would you do if you need more space in /tmp and you know you
have some spare space in /home or else, but do not want to reinstall?

If you are in such a situation, then you missed one of the goals of LVM.
You should not have allocated all the space in the VG but instead should
have left some free space for further growing or creating LVs when the
need arises.

Let's try once again: I have not allocated anything at the time of installation. The only thing I've done was to accept Debian installer's suggestion to make the OS installation by using the whole hard disk and make the LVM. (In the other words, I let the installer to calculate particular partitions.) I see now some of you telling it should not be done that way, but would not be better to blame the programmers who had made such a 'bad option' within the installer?

Secondly, either the installer and/or some online manuals had suggested that the main purpose of LVM was to allow additional reallocating space within the OS's partitions, later if and when needed, from within an already working system. If that's not the case, I'd suggest the programmer community to invent a better solution.

Anyway, as I said earlier, I managed to restore the space to the original status, then I reallocated things in the proper order. So, in a couple of days it will be a month since I fixed my wrong attempt to reallocate the space, and the machine is not complaining ever since :0

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