[linux-lvm] LVM on RAID

Michael Loftis mloftis at wgops.com
Tue Sep 19 22:11:26 UTC 2006

--On September 19, 2006 4:53:58 PM -0500 Alexander Lazarevich 
<alazarev at itg.uiuc.edu> wrote:

> 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?

This is nearly the exact scenario we use.  Works great.  LVM is indifferent 
to the backend block device.

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