9.5.5. Adding a new volume group

9.5.5. Adding a new volume group

Once initialized, LVM will add the new volume to the list of unallocated volumes where you can add it to an existing volume group or create a new volume group. You can also remove the volume from LVM. The volume if removed from LVM will be listed in the list of 'Uninitialized Entities' as illustrated in Figure 9.25, “Uninitialized hard disk”. In this example, a new volume group was created as illustrated below.

Create new volume group

Create new volume group

Figure 9.26. Create new volume group

Once created a new volume group will be displayed in the list of existing volume groups as illustrated below. The logical view will display the new volume group with unused space as no logical volumes have been created. To create a logical volume, select the volume group and click on the Create New Logical Volume button as illustrated below. Please select the extents you wish to use on the volume group. In this example, all the extents in the volume group were used to create the new logical volume.

Create new logical volume

Create new logical volume

Figure 9.27. Create new logical volume

The figure below illustrates the physical view of the new volume group. The new logical volume named 'Backups' in this volume group is also listed.

Physical view of new volume group

Physical view of new volume group

Figure 9.28. Physical view of new volume group


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