Linux Debian 7 Wheezy How to Shrink/Reduce/Resize a LVM Physical Volume with Swap Easy Guide

September 19, 2014 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Shrink/Reduce/Resize LVM Physical Volume on Debian 7 Wheezy

You are Welcome! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How to Reduce/Shrink/Resize a LVM/LVM2 Physical Volume to Free Up Space on Debian 7 Wheezy i386/amd64 Linux Desktop.

After to have Shrinked the LVM Logical Volume the Problem is: Where is Located the Free Space into the Physical LVM Volume…

  1. How to Shrink the LVM Logical Volume on Debian

    Debian Shrinking LVM Logical Volume
  2. Boot System with Ubuntu (Kubuntu,Lubuntu,Xubuntu) Live Media.

  3. Open Terminal Window
    Ctrl+Alt+t
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    How to Shrink/Reduce/Resize a LVM Physical Volume on Debian 7 Wheezy - Open Terminal
  4. Install System-config-lvm GUI LVM Volume Manager on Ubuntu Based

    sudo su && apt-get update
    apt-get install system-config-lvm
  5. Run System-config-lvm GUI LVM Volume Manager

    system-config-lvm
  6. Check the Free Space Location
    Select Physical View.

    • If it is Located Between the Target Volume and the Swap Then You will Need to Execute All Steps
    • If it is External You can directly Resizing the LVM with GParted!

    How to Shrink/Reduce/Resize a LVM Physical Volume on Debian 7 Wheezy - System-config-lvm Physical View

  7. Removing the LVM Swap Volume.

    How to Shrink/Reduce/Resize a LVM Physical Volume on Debian 7 Wheezy - System-config-lvm Removing Swap
    Take Note of the Name to Re-Create it Again Later!

  8. Install GParted on Ubuntu Based

    apt-get install gparted
  9. Run GParted.

    Ctrl+Alt+t to Open a New Tab on Terminal

    gparted
  10. Shrinking the LVM Physical Volume with GParted.

    Take Care of Leave enough Free Space to Re-Create the Swap LVM Volume Again Later!
    How to Shrink/Reduce/Resize a LVM Physical Volume on Debian 7 Wheezy - GParted Shrinking the LVM Physical Volume
    How to Shrink/Reduce/Resize a LVM Physical Volume on Debian 7 Wheezy - GParted Shrinking the LVM Physical Volume Apply
    How to Shrink/Reduce/Resize a LVM Physical Volume on Debian 7 Wheezy - GParted Shrinked LVM Physical Volume

  11. Go to System-config-lvm and ReLoad.

    How to Shrink/Reduce/Resize a LVM Physical Volume on Debian 7 Wheezy - System-config-lvm Reloading

  12. Then ReCreate the LVM Swap Volume.

    Put the Same Name as Before…
    How to Shrink/Reduce/Resize a LVM Physical Volume on Debian 7 Wheezy - System-config-lvm Recreate Swap LVM Volume 1
    On File System leave the default ‘None’
    How to Shrink/Reduce/Resize a LVM Physical Volume on Debian 7 Wheezy - System-config-lvm Recreate Swap LVM Volume 2

  13. For Security Bless again as Swap the New LVM Swap Volume.

    So now Execute a Disk Scan to Find out existing Partitions:

    lvmdiskscan

    In the Output you should be able to Recognize your Device…

    mkswap /dev/my-vg/my-swap_1
    swapon /dev/my-vg/my-swap_1 && exit

    Then You Can Finally, ReBoot into an Debian LVM System with some FREE Space ;)


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