[linux-lvm] software mirroring

Jon Bendtsen jon+lvm at silicide.dk
Tue Sep 10 07:10:02 UTC 2002

José Luis Domingo López wrote:
> On Saturday, 07 September 2002, at 10:34:40 -0400,
> Scott Savarese wrote:

> There shouldn't be any problems at all, except for bootup: it can be
> tricky (complex, prone to error or simply impossible, I don't know ;)
> to get a box boot off a LV on top of a software RAID1. But technically,
> it should be as simple as creating a partition on each disk, creating
> the RAID1 from them, initialize /dev/md0 as a PV for use with LVM,
> create a VG consisting of just this PV, and finally create as many LV as
> you need (size permitting).

Thats the way to do it.

> I have not had the chance to try it by myself, due to lack of hardware,
> but should work. Maybe the hard part is to do it at install time and get
> the system to boot from a LV created this way.

I have tried it, and it works fine.


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