I have a server machine running CentOS 6.2. It is configured using LVM mapping as it is the default and I didn't see any problem with going that way.
I have a 500Gb drive in there right now, and 54Gb is at the root directory, while 442Gb is mounted to /home
Since this is a server, I just started putting all the files I needed to share in /home/sharedFiles and it has been working fine. However, I have run into a bit of an issue... or what I think will be an issue.
I have recently been installing some machines via KVM for experimentation and to have a test machine to make configuration changes to rather than changing the main system(which is, more or less, how I want it, all extra packages removed, etc.) As you may imagine, allocating a 10gb virtual disk to these machines has been eating away at my space. I'd rather not put these in /home since I consider that an OS level thing and not just my files. Is there a way I can move around/extend/shrink the LVM volumes? I actually would actually like most of my main hard drive split up for OS stuff, the Web Server files, and other storage that does not need to be redundant (Install media for Linux distros which are kept there for convenience, etc.) while a RAID array will handle my personal data. Is this kind of configuration possible without taking the system offline for an extended period of time?
EDIT: In fact, I tried to place the KVM images in /home and couldn't, so this is my only option.