How to resize LVM logical volumes with ext4 as filesystem

February 3, 2011

# Unmount the filesystem and check its’ LV umount /mnt/foo e2fsck -f /dev/mapper/vg0-foo

# Shrink ext4 and then the LV to the desired size resize2fs -p /dev/mapper/vg0-foo 40G lvreduce -L 40G /dev/mapper/vg0-foo

# Before continuing, run e2fsck. If it bails because the partition # is too small, don’t panic! The LV can still be extended with # lvextend until e2fsck succeeds, e.g.: # lvextend -L +1G /dev/mapper/vg0-foo e2fsck -f /dev/mapper/vg0-foo

# Resize the filesystem to match the LVs size, check and mount it resize2fs -p /dev/mapper/vg0-foo e2fsck -f /dev/mapper/vg0-foo mount /mnt/foo

umount /mnt/bar

# Extend the LV to use all free space lvextend -l +100%FREE /dev/mapper/vg0-bar e2fsck -f /dev/mapper/vg0-bar

# Resize the partition to fill the LV resize2fs -p /dev/mapper/vg0-bar e2fsck -f /dev/mapper/vg0-bar mount /mnt/bar

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