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How To: Extend (Make it bigger) an ext3 formatted LVM partition
1. Extend the LV partition
lvextend –L +1GB /dev/vgroot/lvsrv
2. Adjust the filesystem (ext3) to the new size of the partition
3. Occasionally you can tell the command ext2online how big the filesystem
should be, the command above usually resizes the filesystem to use the full
amount of the partition
ext2online /dev/vgroot/lvsrv 5G
Update February 2nd, 2012
The above steps were written a long time ago (I think in 2008) and on a SLES9 machine.
Today I needed to do the same, but on a SLES11 machine and the command ext2online does not exist anymore.
The new command to use nowadays, which generally works on all Linux systems, is the following: