[Nottingham] Large disks and storage

Michael Simms michael at tuxgames.com
Tue Sep 8 16:02:05 UTC 2009

Until one of the discs fails and you are left with all partitions on 
that LVM array uesless.

Ive had that happen, lost a LOT of data.

Michael Simms, CEO - Tux Games LTD

On 09/08/2009 03:02 PM, Sergiusz Pawlowicz wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 14:55, Camilo Mesias<camilo at mesias.co.uk>  wrote:
>> There's been a lot of talk on here about large disks and filesystems
>> lately. What do people think about LVM and LVM2? Is it in a good
>> state?
>> I've had a few gripes, mainly that there aren't good graphical tools
>> for working with storage, but also that once I started using LVM2 my
>> cherished ancient rescue CDs would no longer be able to mount and
>> rescue partitions on modern systems...
>> The way I see it, things like LVM could be more of a problem than mere
>> filesystems for long term maintenance of storage. And that's before
>> using any form of encryption etc.
> LVM2 is in perfect condition and I cannot imagine a server without it.
> But I do not use any graphical tools to manage storage.
> Of course new rescue cd/usb distros fully utilize LVM2.
> S.
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