How to extend a logical volume and its filesystem online in Red Hat Enterprise Linux?

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  • What is the procedure to grow an existing filesystem based on Logical Volume?
  • How can I extend my logical volume and the filesystem in the command line?
  • I have extended a logical volume using lvextend which shows the extension in volume group vgdisplay but df isn't reflecting the size, am I missing anything?
  • How do I grow an ext3/ext4/XFS filesystem on LVM?
  • How do I increase my filesystem on the fly, without unmounting it ?
  • We are using LVM for mounting the filesystem, how can we use the lvextend command to extend the volume group and increase the filesystem size?
  • What are the steps to extend a filesystem after a LUN capacity has been extended?
  • What is the procedure to increase the size of an LVM2 logical volume and resize its filesystem?
  • I need to expand a filesystem created on LVM partition, does the filesystem need to be unmounted when expanding it or can I resize it online?
  • How to grow an ext filesystem with pvcreate, vgextend, lvextend and resize2fs commands
  • How to grow an XFS filesystem with pvcreate, vgextend, lvextend and xfs_growfs commands
  • I have extended the logical volume size with lvextend command but the size of the file system its not reflecting this change


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Logical Volume Manager (LVM) 2

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