On 19.10.2011 23:12, Theo Band wrote: > On 10/19/2011 08:15 PM, John R Pierce wrote: >> On 10/19/11 9:34 AM, Müfit Eribol wrote: >>> My host and guest are CentOS 6. The guest is going to be a web server in >>> production. I am trying to resize (extend) of the base partition of my >>> guest. But I can of course start the installation of CentOS 6 guest all >>> over again with a larger image size. However, just for the sake of >>> better understanding I an trying to solve things not to be end up in a >>> dead end after some years. >> rather than resizing the system 'drive', I woudl have simply created >> ANOTHER logical drive mapped to the guest, and create a new file system >> on it, moving the stuff thats filling up your base disk (/home ? >> /var/www ?) to it, then remounting it as the 'new' /home or /var/www or >> whatever.... > Agree. > But if your system disk is now bigger, you can also create a new > partition (even while the system is live) and use this new partition. > And I would still use LVM for this new partition. This does not really > add much complexity. It does add a lot of flexibility. The steps are: > > parted /dev/sda > mkpart p ext2<start> <stop> > > pvcreate /dev/sda2 (your new second new partition?) > vgcreate vg /dev/sda2 > lvcreate vg -n test -L 10G > mkfs.ext4 /dev/vg/test > > The volume group does not need to be assigned completely and leaves some > room to carve new partitions in the future. Also the snapshot feature > allows to create consistent backups if needed. > > I even think you can used parted to change you system partition. Simply > delete the partition and recreate with the exact same starting sector. > One mistake and you will loose a lot though, so why would you even try? > > Theo > > _______________________________________________ > CentOS mailing list > CentOS at centos.org > http://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo/centos Thank you for your support. I perfectly understand that LVM is the way to go.