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6. Storage Administration > Using Logical Volume Management

Using Logical Volume Management

Fedora uses the Linux Logical Volume Management (LVM) system by default for disk storage. LVM combines one or more disk partitions, called Physical Volumes (PVs), into a pool of storage called a Volume Group (VG). From this volume group, one or more Logical Volumes (LVs) are allocated. Each LV is used as a block storage device to contain a filesystem or a swapspace.

Here’s where the fun begins: LVs can be resized, created, or deleted on the fly, and disks can be added and deleted—while the system is in use!

Warning

When changing a storage configuration, it is possible to make a mistake and lose data. Take your time, ensure that you are confident of what each step will do before performing it, and make sure you back up your data before performing any LVM operations.


  

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