pvresize command line utility and its examples

This command is used to resize a physical volume in the Linux LVM. Which allows you to modify the size of a PV to accommodate changes in disk capacity or to reclaim free space.

  • About pvresize: To resize a disk or partition in use by LVM2
  • Comes From : lvm2-2.02.72
  • Configuration Files:
  • Path: /sbin/pvresize


1. To resize a physical volume, by reducing it then reducing the disk size by fdisk

# pvresize –setphysicalvolumesize 20G /dev/sda2

2. To extend the disk then resize th PV

# pvresize /dev/sda2

3. To get the help for pvresize

# pvresize –help

4. To set to debug mode

# pvresize -d
# pvresize –debug

5. To run pvresize in test mode

# pvresize -t pvresize –test

6. To set to verbose mode

# pvresize -v pvresize –verbose

7. To get the pvresize version

# pvresize –version

Related Commands: lvm, pvmove, lvresize, fdisk

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