[linux-lvm] LVM2 intergrated 'native' mirroring support ?

Barnaby Claydon bclaydon at volved.com
Sun Mar 5 23:35:37 UTC 2006

Hi John,

In short; No.

I believe the most common, practical method to achieve some sort of data 
protection is to have your devices in a RAID array with the LVM 
configuration on top. You're probably already aware, given that you 
mentioned 'dm', but this method means the mirroring is abstracted out 
from LVM and handled by the dedicated processes.

Sorry that wasn't a great help, but thought I'd share. I'm actually 
considering the best approach myself in preparation for rebuilding my 
file-server, and I found (oddly enough) a very informative Slashdot.org 
comment thread on the general subject:


Good luck!

John Smith wrote:
> Hi.
> I was wondering if current releases of LVM2 included mirroring support
> in the actual logical volume manager itself ('native' mirroring
> support), without the need for any other external mirroring solutions
> (like for example 'dm') ?
> Sincerely,
> John Smith.
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