Suddenly, I’ve run out of space on one of my servers at home. Solution, add a new harddisk, extend existing partition onto the new harddisk.. Simple right? Right…
Firstly, fix the new harddisk onto the machine. Fdisk it like thus -
# fdisk /dev/sdb
Create a new ‘sdb1′ partition using type 8e, which is Linux LVM.
Next, we need to create a Physical Volume within the newly created sdb1 partition.
# pvcreate /dev/sdb1
After that we will extend the existing volume ‘VolGroup00′ onto the newly created physical volume.
# vgextend VolGroup00 /dev/sdb1
Once done, the next step is to extend the Logical Volume within the volume group to use the free space newly made available when you extend the volume group previously.
# lvextend -L 40G /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00
And finally, we’ll enlarge the ext3 partition to make use of the newly available free space in the logical volume.
# resize2fs /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00
Typo error since fixed as advised! Thank you!