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Reduce and Relocate Volume Groups

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🌙 Lab

🗒 Tutorial


Logical Volume Management allows for removing unused physical volumes (PVs) and for the moving of an entire volume group (VGs). The removal of a PV shrinks the overall size of the VG.

This tutorial will work with the Oracle Linux Volume Manager utilities to shrink a volume group by removing a physical volume and then transferring the volume group to another system.


In this tutorial, you will learn how to:

  • Move a logical volume
  • Shrink a volume group
  • Transfer a volume group to another system


The tutorial uses the following system:

  • Two Oracle Linux 8 systems with the following configurations:
    • a non-root user with sudo permissions
    • additional block volumes for use with LVM