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

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

Shrink/Reduce/Resize LVM with Swap on Debian 7 Wheezy

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

After to have Shrinked the LVM Logical Volume to FREE up Space You will Need also to Reduce the Physical LVM Volume!

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  1. Boot System with Ubuntu (Kubuntu/Lubuntu/Xubuntu) Live Media.

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  2. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    How to Shrink/Reduce/Resize a LVM Volume on Debian 7 Wheezy - Open Terminal
  3. Find the LVM Volume Name to Shrink

    sudo su && lvmdiskscan

    It will be of the Form: /dev/my-vg/my-lv
    And if it’s the Root Volume it should Contains the ‘root’ Keyword…

  4. Shrinking/Reducing a LVM Volume on Debian.

    Specifing the Final Size:

    lvreduce --resizefs --size 100G /dev/my-vg/my-lv

    or Specifing the Amount to Take Off:

    lvreduce --resizefs --size -50G /dev/my-vg/my-lv

    The ‘–resizefs‘ Flag is Fundamental in Succeeding because First, as needed it will Resize the File System.

  5. How to Shrink the LVM Physical Volume to Free Up Space

    Debian Shrinking LVM Physical Volume

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