Extend encrypted LVM By adding new physical disk

/ January 23rd, 2014/ Posted in Linux, SAN, VMWare / No Comments »

1. Verify the volume group and the logical volume name:

pvdisplay
lvdisplay

2. Add a new hard disk device to add to the volume group (in this example /dev/sdd):


pvcreate /dev/sdd
vgextend existing_volume_group /dev/sdd

3. After extending the volume group, extend the underlying Logical Volume (500GB):


sudo lvextend -L+500G /dev/existing_volume_group/logicalvolume_data

4. Resize the Crypt:

sudo cryptsetup resize /dev/mapper/

5. Resize filesystem:

sudo resize2fs /dev/mapper/


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