[SOLVED] lvcreate give "insufficient free space" when there's plenty of free space


Well-Known Member
Jan 26, 2019
Hello mates!

I'm a new user on Proxmox, trying to mess around a bit:
trying to create a logical volume i'm facing a "free space" error an cannot figure why:

# vgdisplay
--- Volume group ---
VG Name pve
System ID
Format lvm2
Metadata Areas 1
Metadata Sequence No 87
VG Access read/write
VG Status resizable
Cur LV 8
Open LV 5
Max PV 0
Cur PV 1
Act PV 1
VG Size 953.37 GiB
PE Size 4.00 MiB
Total PE 244062
Alloc PE / Size 239967 / 937.37 GiB
Free PE / Size 4095 / 16.00 GiB
VG UUID M50BCR-bzT0-PQ2r-4GEj-6qzx-0C8M-yaoMWN

# lvcreate -L 25G -n logs pve
Volume group "pve" has insufficient free space (4095 extents): 6400 required.

Any idea why?


The Proxmox community has been around for many years and offers help and support for Proxmox VE, Proxmox Backup Server, and Proxmox Mail Gateway.
We think our community is one of the best thanks to people like you!

Get your subscription!

The Proxmox team works very hard to make sure you are running the best software and getting stable updates and security enhancements, as well as quick enterprise support. Tens of thousands of happy customers have a Proxmox subscription. Get yours easily in our online shop.

Buy now!