[TriLUG] LVM issue - Making /var larger
jtate at dragonstrider.com
Mon Sep 1 13:35:14 EDT 2003
If you boot using a rescue disk, or into linux single user mode, you can
run commands on /var without it being mounted. To do it from grub, just
append single to your standard boot configuration. The var partition is
used for such things as your web site, logs, rpm databases as well as
data for just about every program. You can use du -h /var to see what
all is there.
hhuntsberry at fbi.gov wrote:
>I recently did a fresh installation on my home
>computer (RH 9). I used the LVM option during
>installation and set it up with a 500M /var
>partition. I figured this would be large enough.
> So here is my issue. I had a problem using rpm
>and discovered that my /var partition is almost
>full. I am not sure why the /var partition is so
>full. However, I wanted to increase the size.
>But to increase the size, the directions I read
>said I needed to umount the fs before changing the
>size. Well, I know I cannot umount the /var
>partition. So can someone tell me how to increase
>the size of the LVM /var partition. Thanks.
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