[linux-lvm] LVM on RAID

Mark Krenz mark at suso.org
Tue Sep 19 22:04:55 UTC 2006

  I couldn't imagine using LVM on a server without it being on RAID.
Although I've only been using LVM for less than a year, I've installed
it ontop of hard and software RAID-1 on several different servers
including on Xen virtual machines and it has all been fine.

 Just make sure that you don't expect LVM to keep your data if you lose
a drive and are not doing RAID underneath.  ;-)

On Tue, Sep 19, 2006 at 09:53:58PM GMT, Alexander Lazarevich [alazarev at itg.uiuc.edu] said the following:
> We have several RAID devices (16-24 drive Fiber/SCSI attached RAID) which 
> are currently single devices on our 64bit linux servers (RHEL-4, core5). 
> We are considering LVM'ing 2 or more of the RAID's into a LVM group. I 
> don't doubt the reliability and robustness of LVM2 on single drives, but I 
> worry about it on top of RAID devices.
> Does anyone have any experience with LVM on to of RAID volumes, positive 
> or negative?
> Thanks,
> Alex
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Mark S. Krenz
IT Director
Suso Technology Services, Inc.

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