[linux-lvm] Whole Disk Usage with LVM in what multiples?

Goetz Bock bock at blacknet.de
Sat Nov 16 20:07:02 UTC 2002

On Sat, Nov 16 '02 at 14:46, david at lownoisefloor.com wrote:
> I am using entire disks.  
Bad idea, why don't you want to at last put a partition table on it,
with one big partition, that uses the whole disk ... or is this what you
had in mind?

> I want to use 6 disks rather than 4.
I'm using 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 12 disks partially with hard- and soft-raid
with LVM. no problems.

So, what again was your question?

There is no minimal number of disks/physical volumes for LVM. IIRC a
Volume Group can not be bigger than about 2T, but that seams to be a
kernel limmit and you will not each it with 1 - 6 of this "little"
disks. :-)
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