[linux-lvm] Very newbie question (LVM+NFS)

Lars Grobe grobe at gmx.net
Mon Jul 14 18:39:01 UTC 2003

Hi Kader! 
> I would like to know if it is possible, then, to use LVM in order to 
> aggregate all these nfs partitions onto one single volume. 
No, it is impossible that way. NFS mounts are not partitions, but 
exported filesystems. They don't have e.g. a device entry on the client. 
If you want to use lvm, you need a block DEVICE, e.g. a harddisk. Usually 
this appears as /dev/sda, /dev/hda, /dev/rd/c0d0 etc. There are ways 
to export block devices over a network, e.g. "iscsi" - you export a 
device and get a new "scsi"-device on the client. This is a possible lvm 
target (am I wrong here?). 
Good luck, CU Lars. 

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