Extending LVM disk space

Add the new disk drive to the system, you need to reboot the machine and configure the hardware RAID if required.

Add the new disk to Volume group

For e.g.: if the disk is HP with Smart array

# pvcreate /dev/cciss/c0d1
# vgextend <volume_group_name> /dev/cciss/c0d1

Extend the Logical volume:
# lvextend -L<+mention_the_size> /dev/<volume_group>/<logical_volume>
eg: # lvextend -L+25G /dev/localhost/var
       # lvextend -L+10G /dev/localhost/home

Resize the file system:
# resizefs <file_system>
eg:
# resizefs /dev/mapper/localhost-var
# resizefs /dev/mapper/localhost-home

./arun