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Configure Logical Volumes

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Logical Volume Management allows combining multiple individual hard drives or disk partitions into a single volume group (VG). That volume group can then be subdivided into logical volumes (LV) or used as a single large volume. Standard file systems, such as EXT4 or XFS, can be created on a logical volume.

This tutorial will work with the Oracle Linux Volume Manager utilities to create, mount and increase the capacity of logical volumes.


  • Create a logical volume
  • Increase the capacity of a logical volume


Any Oracle Linux 8 system with the following configurations:

  • a non-root user with sudo permissions
  • additional block volumes for use with LVM