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lvreduce(8) [bsd man page]

LVREDUCE(8)						      System Manager's Manual						       LVREDUCE(8)

NAME
       lvreduce - reduce the size of a logical volume

SYNOPSIS
       lvreduce  [-A|--autobackup {y|n}] [-d|--debug] [-h|--help] [-t|--test] [-v|--verbose] [--version] [-f|--force] [--noudevsync] {-l|--extents
       [-]LogicalExtentsNumber[%{VG|LV|FREE|ORIGIN}] |	[-L|--size  [-]LogicalVolumeSize[bBsSkKmMgGtTpPeE]}  [-n|--nofsck]  [-r|--resizefs]  Logi-
       calVolume{Name|Path}

DESCRIPTION
       lvreduce  allows you to reduce the size of a logical volume.  Be careful when reducing a logical volume's size, because data in the reduced
       part is lost!!!
       You should therefore ensure that any filesystem on the volume is resized before running lvreduce so that the extents that are to be removed
       are not in use.
       Shrinking snapshot logical volumes (see lvcreate(8) for information to create snapshots) is supported as well.  But to change the number of
       copies in a mirrored logical volume use lvconvert(8).
       Sizes will be rounded if necessary - for example, the volume size must be an exact number of extents and the size of a striped segment must
       be a multiple of the number of stripes.

OPTIONS
       See lvm(8) for common options.

       -f, --force
	      Force size reduction without prompting even when it may cause data loss.

       --noudevsync
	      Disable  udev  synchronisation. The process will not wait for notification from udev.  It will continue irrespective of any possible
	      udev processing in the background.  You should only use this if udev is not running or has rules that ignore the devices	LVM2  cre-
	      ates.

       -l, --extents [-]LogicalExtentsNumber[%{VG|LV|FREE|ORIGIN}]
	      Reduce  or  set  the logical volume size in units of logical extents.  With the - sign the value will be subtracted from the logical
	      volume's actual size and without it the value will be taken as an absolute size.	The number can also be expressed as  a	percentage
	      of the total space in the Volume Group with the suffix %VG, relative to the existing size of the Logical Volume with the suffix %LV,
	      as a percentage of the remaining free space in the Volume Group with the suffix %FREE, or (for a snapshot) as a  percentage  of  the
	      total space in the Origin Logical Volume with the suffix %ORIGIN.  The resulting value for the substraction is rounded downward, for
	      the absolute size it is rounded upward.

       -L, --size [-]LogicalVolumeSize[bBsSkKmMgGtTpPeE]
	      Reduce or set the logical volume size in units of megabytes.  A size suffix of k for kilobyte, m for megabyte, g	for  gigabytes,  t
	      for  terabytes,  p  for petabytes or e for exabytes is optional.	With the - sign the value will be subtracted from the logical vol-
	      ume's actual size and without it it will be taken as an absolute size.

       -n, --nofsck
	      Do not perform fsck before resizing filesystem when filesystem requires it. You may need to use --force to proceed with this option.

       -r, --resizefs
	      Resize underlying filesystem together with the logical volume using fsadm(8).

EXAMPLES
       Reduce the size of logical volume lvol1 in volume group vg00 by 3 logical extents:

       lvreduce -l -3 vg00/lvol1

SEE ALSO
       fsadm(8), lvchange(8), lvconvert(8), lvcreate(8), lvextend(8), lvm(8), lvresize(8), vgreduce(8)

Sistina Software UK					 LVM TOOLS 2.02.95(2) (2012-03-06)					       LVREDUCE(8)

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LVREDUCE(8)						      System Manager's Manual						       LVREDUCE(8)

NAME
lvreduce - reduce the size of a logical volume SYNOPSIS
lvreduce [-A|--autobackup {y|n}] [-d|--debug] [-h|--help] [-t|--test] [-v|--verbose] [--version] [-f|--force] [--noudevsync] {-l|--extents [-]LogicalExtentsNumber[%{VG|LV|FREE|ORIGIN}] | [-L|--size [-]LogicalVolumeSize[bBsSkKmMgGtTpPeE]} [-n|--nofsck] [-r|--resizefs] Logi- calVolume{Name|Path} DESCRIPTION
lvreduce allows you to reduce the size of a logical volume. Be careful when reducing a logical volume's size, because data in the reduced part is lost!!! You should therefore ensure that any filesystem on the volume is resized before running lvreduce so that the extents that are to be removed are not in use. Shrinking snapshot logical volumes (see lvcreate(8) for information to create snapshots) is supported as well. But to change the number of copies in a mirrored logical volume use lvconvert(8). Sizes will be rounded if necessary - for example, the volume size must be an exact number of extents and the size of a striped segment must be a multiple of the number of stripes. OPTIONS
See lvm(8) for common options. -f, --force Force size reduction without prompting even when it may cause data loss. --noudevsync Disable udev synchronisation. The process will not wait for notification from udev. It will continue irrespective of any possible udev processing in the background. You should only use this if udev is not running or has rules that ignore the devices LVM2 cre- ates. -l, --extents [-]LogicalExtentsNumber[%{VG|LV|FREE|ORIGIN}] Reduce or set the logical volume size in units of logical extents. With the - sign the value will be subtracted from the logical volume's actual size and without it the value will be taken as an absolute size. The number can also be expressed as a percentage of the total space in the Volume Group with the suffix %VG, relative to the existing size of the Logical Volume with the suffix %LV, as a percentage of the remaining free space in the Volume Group with the suffix %FREE, or (for a snapshot) as a percentage of the total space in the Origin Logical Volume with the suffix %ORIGIN. The resulting value for the substraction is rounded downward, for the absolute size it is rounded upward. -L, --size [-]LogicalVolumeSize[bBsSkKmMgGtTpPeE] Reduce or set the logical volume size in units of megabytes. A size suffix of k for kilobyte, m for megabyte, g for gigabytes, t for terabytes, p for petabytes or e for exabytes is optional. With the - sign the value will be subtracted from the logical vol- ume's actual size and without it it will be taken as an absolute size. -n, --nofsck Do not perform fsck before resizing filesystem when filesystem requires it. You may need to use --force to proceed with this option. -r, --resizefs Resize underlying filesystem together with the logical volume using fsadm(8). EXAMPLES
Reduce the size of logical volume lvol1 in volume group vg00 by 3 logical extents: lvreduce -l -3 vg00/lvol1 SEE ALSO
fsadm(8), lvchange(8), lvconvert(8), lvcreate(8), lvextend(8), lvm(8), lvresize(8), vgreduce(8) Sistina Software UK LVM TOOLS 2.02.95(2) (2012-03-06) LVREDUCE(8)

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