Add an additional physical volume to your encrypted LVM volume group

With a default Linux Mint installation, do the following after connecting the new hard disk to your computer, we will assume the new HDD is /dev/sda:

  1. sudo pvcreate /dev/sda
  2. sudo vgextend mint-vg /dev/sda
  3. sudo lvextend -l +100%FREE /dev/mint-vg/root
  4. sudo cryptsetup resize /dev/mapper/mint–vg-root
  5. Enjoy!


About SoCRaT

Systems Engineer, OSS & Linux Geek
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