[linux-lvm] getting started with LVM

Ben Snyder ben at jumpline.com
Thu May 23 15:57:01 UTC 2002

Something I probably should have mentioned....due to some software we 
use to serve our customers, we have hard links - TONS of them.  We 
looked at cpio, but cpio does not restore hardlinks correctly, dump 
will.  We also looked at tar, 'star', dd, just about anything to take 
the data from one device/filesystem to another.

Thanks for the feedback though.

lembark at wrkhors.com wrote:

>-- Ben Snyder <ben at jumpline.com> on 05/23/02 16:43:24 -0400
>>I am currently doing some research for my employer regarding storage and
>>backups.  We currently use dump as a backup utility due to limited budget.
>>However, dump has been giving us fits due to lseek errors.
>>Someone suggested looking into LVM, so here I am.  I looked a the website and
>>did a little digging, but I was unable to find out if LVM will serve my
>>If anyone can lend a hand and provide feedback that can tell me if LVM is
>>worth my effort to solve this problem, or where I can find this sort of
>>information, I'd be vert greatful.
>Dumping dump might be the first thing that would help. It's
>old and tired and deserves a rest... For free utilities you
>can get better speed and filtering with cpio, which backs
>up from the file system rather than inodes. At that point
>LVM is a nice solution for managing anything large enough to
>be backed up.
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