[mythtv-users] Extending aVolumeGroup

Carl Fongheiser carlfongheiser at gmail.com
Wed Sep 7 02:26:58 UTC 2005

On 9/6/05, A JM <vbtalent at gmail.com> wrote:
> I just added a second hard drive to my backend but am unsure of what the 
> mount should look like in FSTAB.
>  Here are the steps I've followed to get the VG ready, I have a VG of 
> "VolGroup01":
>  1) fdisk the drive (/dev/hdd), create a single partition and change the 
> type to 8e. ( I want to use the entire drive in the VG)
> 2) create the LVM using 'pvcreate /dev/hdd1'
> 3) extend the VG using 'vgextend VolGroup01 /dev/hdd1'
>  Everything seems to be successful but I haven't mounted the drive. So, I 
> need to know how this should look in FSTAB, the VG is formatted with 'JFS'.
>  Do I need to format this new drive /dev/hdd1 with JFS or does the VG take 
> care of that?

The answers you seek can be found in the LVM HOWTO. In particular, this page 
describes the procedures for resizing various filesystems:


Carl Fongheiser
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