Expanding Disk Capacity

Expanding Disk Capacity

In This Chapter

  • Adding Disks to Linux

  • Expanding Partitions with LVM

  • Conclusion

The lack of available disk storage frequently plagues Linux systems administrators. The most common reasons for this are expanding databases, increasing numbers of users, and the larger number of tasks your Linux server is expected to perform until a replacement is found.

This chapter explores how to add a disk to a Linux system in two ways. The first is by moving directories from a full partition to an empty one made available by the new disk and then linking the directory structures of the two disks together. The second is by merging the partitions together to create a combined partition using the Linux Logical Volume Manager (LVM).

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