[PVE-User] How is the default Proxmox partition layout? I am confused by a 16MB partition now.

Bruce B bruceb444 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 23 17:49:30 CEST 2013


Thanks for all the good feedback Eneko.

This server will be decommissioned in few months and replaced by proper
servers with RAID. Until then I have to cope with this and hope nothing
happens. I do keep backups of VMs on nightly basis though.

Just to make sure, I don't have fakeraid setup or something else that might
bite me later on, how can I go about creating a separate storage rather
than extending the current one? I check this page and it seems it's not the
right one for me as it says there is only RAW support with that method:
http://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/Storage_Model#LVM_Groups_with_Local_Backing

Please guide me to proper/permanent way to make this 2nd HDD available to
system as a separate storage module.

Thanks,


On Mon, Sep 23, 2013 at 11:03 AM, Eneko Lacunza <elacunza at binovo.es> wrote:

>  Hi Bruce,
>
>
> On 23/09/13 16:26, Bruce B wrote:
>
>  Nice command! Gives the whole picture at once.
>
>  root at prox1:~# pvs
>   PV         VG   Fmt  Attr PSize   PFree
>   /dev/sda2  pve  lvm2 a--  931.01g  16.00g
>   /dev/sdb2       lvm2 a--  931.01g 931.01g
>
>  Does that ^^^ mean I have 1TB of free space which I can use? :) If so,
> how should I go about adding it to Proxmox. I would like to take the
> *Safest* and *Simplest* way possible.
>
>  Yes, you have a not used disk. If you want to add it to Proxmox VM
> storage, you should (first explore commands with -h flag!!!):
> 1. Add the PV to pve volumegroup (something like 'vgextend pve /dev/sdb')
> 2. Change size of LV for data in PVE, i.e. 'lvextend -L +915G
> /dev/pve/data/'
> 3. Resize filesystem, i.e. 'resize2fs /dev/pve/data/'
>
> You can do all commands without unmounting the filesystem if you have used
> Proxmox defaults (ext3/ext4 filesystem)
>
> I don't know what are you using the server for, but remember that you
> don't have data redundancy (raid1).
>
> Cheers
> Eneko
>
>
>
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