From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Thomas Antony > > >> Is it possible that i log into the server with ssh and > umount only /var and > >> then resize the logical volume? > > > > Yes, but you'll have to stop a lot of daemons and other > processes that > > run with files opened in /var. > > > > You can find the processes accessing /var with lsof or fuser: > > # fuser -mv /var > > # lsof /var > > > I stopped all services except sshd and fuser and lsof doesn't show me > any files, but i still can't unmount /var :-( > > # umount /var > umount: /var: device is busy > umount: /var: device is busy > > Ayn ideas? /var is required for multi-user mode. Try bringing the system to single-user mode 'init 1' and then try it. -Ross ______________________________________________________________________ This e-mail, and any attachments thereto, is intended only for use by the addressee(s) named herein and may contain legally privileged and/or confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient of this e-mail, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this e-mail, and any attachments thereto, is strictly prohibited. If you have received this e-mail in error, please immediately notify the sender and permanently delete the original and any copy or printout thereof.