[linux-lvm] LVM or mdutils/raidtools?

jens at pinguin.conetix.de jens at pinguin.conetix.de
Thu Feb 18 19:03:12 UTC 1999

On Tue, Feb 16, 1999 at 03:56:48PM -0600, Shawn Leas wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Feb 1999 jens at pinguin.conetix.de wrote:
> > not yet. I am wonderin whether I should. Or probably use
> > mdutils/raidtools instead. Maybe you can give me an ( unbiased ;> )
> > suggestion.
> Using LVM you would gain experience useful in Solaris, HPUX, etc...

I do not need that just yet, it's only a home system.

> Also, it's a LOT more flexible, and extensible.

ACK, but partitions do not change _that_ often round here. What I would
like, though is to seamlessly integrate a new hard disk into the existing
volumes, when using striping.

>> Primary issue is speed, but of course (as I have not had a single disk
>> failure save my two ZIP drives which were both broken) data safety would
>> be important as well. I do monthly complete backups (roughly) but I just
>> cannot afford a filesystem slowly corrupting itself.
> For being labeled ALPHA, LVM is awesome.  I haven't had a single LV
> related issue that I can see.

I'll play around with it on my 'playground server'. If I like it, I'll
probably use it. Thanks. :)

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