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       gfs2_grow - Expand a GFS2 filesystem


       gfs2_grow [OPTION]... <DEVICE|MOUNTPOINT>...


       gfs2_grow  is  used to expand a GFS2 filesystem after the device upon which the filesystem
       resides has also been expanded.  By running  gfs2_grow  on  a  GFS2  filesystem,  you  are
       requesting  that  any spare space between the current end of the filesystem and the end of
       the device is filled with a  newly  initialized  GFS2  filesystem  extension.   When  this
       operation  is complete, the resource group index for the filesystem is updated so that all
       nodes in the cluster can use the extra storage space that has been added.

       See lvmlockd(8) for the procedure to extend  and  refresh  the  logical  volume  prior  to
       running gfs2_grow.

       You  may only run gfs2_grow on a mounted filesystem; expansion of unmounted filesystems is
       not supported.  You only need to run gfs2_grow on one node in the cluster.  All the  other
       nodes  will  see  the  expansion  has  occurred  and  automatically start to use the newly
       available space.

       You must be superuser to execute gfs2_grow.  The gfs2_grow tool tries to prevent you  from
       corrupting  your  filesystem  by  checking as many of the likely problems as it can.  When
       expanding a filesystem, only the last step of updating  the  resource  index  affects  the
       currently  mounted filesystem and so failure part way through the expansion process should
       leave your filesystem in its original unexpanded state.

       You can run gfs2_grow with the -T flag to get a display of the current state of a  mounted
       GFS2 filesystem.

       The  gfs2_grow  tool uses the resource group (RG) size that was originally calculated when
       mkfs.gfs2 was done.  This allows tools like fsck.gfs2 to better ensure  the  integrity  of
       the  file system.  Since the new free space often does not lie on even boundaries based on
       that RG size, there may be some unused space on the device after gfs2_grow is run.


       -D     Print out debugging information about the filesystem layout.

       -h     Prints out a short usage message and exits.

       -q     Be quiet.  Don't print anything.

       -T     Test. Do all calculations, but do not write any data to the disk and do not  expand
              the  filesystem. This is used to discover what the tool would have done were it run
              without this flag.

       -V     Version. Print out version information, then exit.


       There is no way to shrink a GFS2 filesystem.


       mkfs.gfs2(8) gfs2_jadd(8) lvextend(8) lvmlockd(8)