[linux-lvm] LVM over IP network

Ming Zhang mingz at ele.uri.edu
Mon Apr 10 16:33:57 UTC 2006

On Sun, 2006-04-09 at 01:19 +0200, Sander Steffann wrote:
> Hi,
>         I have 10 Dell workstation on a LAN. Each  workstation has 80
>         GB hard drive. Two workstations consumed most of the disk
>         space and
>         remaining eight workstations still has plenty of disk space
>         unused.
>         ...
>         What I want basically, if I could just collect those 800 GB
>         excess space (not utilized) and assign it to the work stations
>         starving
>         for disk space. Is this achievable through LVM or EVMS?
> I would never do something like this. You make each workstation
> dependent on all the other workstations. If one of them is turned off,
> crashes, dies, etc. your other workstations lose their data. Disks are
> cheap these days. Just buy an extra drive for the workstations that
> need it.
> Good luck,
> Sander

or put all these disks in one box and let other boxes boot from iscsi
and use centralized ip storage.

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