An additional physical volume should be added to a partition or a volume group or an LVM partition should be modified/adapted.
Since Version 2.0 the use of LVM (Logical Volume Manager) has been supported for hard drive partitioning. LVM makes it possible to create a logical layer between the file system and the partition of a physical hard drive.
To do so, the file system is stored on a virtual partition, the ?logical volume?. The logical volume can be extended across multiple partitions and hard drives via the use of LVM and the size can also be subsequently adjusted. The subsequent addition of storage space, e.g, via additional hard drives or the enlarging of a virtual partition, only works if the already existing hard drive has been set up with LVM. Further information can be found with the command ?man? in the man pages or at http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logical_Volume_Manager
The most important LVM commands can be found below along with a short explanation:
Searches all hard drives for physical volumes and generates a list including size information.
Creates a physical volume on a partition.
Moves data from a physical volume to another physical volume within a volume group.
Creates a logical volume on a volume group
Extends a logical volume to the specified size
Reduces a logical volume to the specified size
Searches all hard drives for volume groups
Creates a volume group from one or more physical volumes
Reduces a volume group by removing an empty physical volume from the volume group
Enables or disables all or individual volume groups
Renames a volume group or a logical volume
pvremove, lvremove, vgremove
Removes a physical volume, logical volume or volume group
pvdisplay, lvdisplay, vgdisplay
Displays the properties of a physical volume, logical volume or volume group