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Can I use a new disk to add space to a logical disk under Linux? How?

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This is I think more Linux than VMWare related. If have a logical disk mounted in Linux and it runs out of space. Can I add extra space with a new physical disk.
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This might be possible, but it depends on your setup.
- Are you using LVM?
- What file system type?


Lars

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I really don't know, I am using a VMWare image downloaded: debian-4.0r1-netinst.7z

http://www.vmware.com/appliances/directory/1070

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Open a console (xterm for example). And execute and show output of:
$ df

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There also may be RAID. So he we'll need to use mdadm, that's why I was asking him to show df. anyway - seems like he abadoned his question :((

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IMHO for LVM there is the only one best tutorial and it calls "LVM HOWTO" :)) which will help in almost 100% cases:
http://tldp.org/HOWTO/LVM-HOWTO/

For administrating soft-RAID arrays under Linux there's also great "RAID HOWTO":
http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Software-RAID-HOWTO.html
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