[linux-lvm] LVM on RAID
Michael T. Babcock
mike at mikebabcock.ca
Wed Sep 20 14:01:49 UTC 2006
I use LVM2 on software and hardware raid on a regular basis. Almost
every server I configure has hardware raid and all the machines I
support run LVM. No problems to report.
Matthew B. Brookover wrote:
> I have used LVM on top of software raid and ISCSI. It works well. It
> also helps keep track of what device is where. ISCSI does not export
> its targets in the same order, some times sdb shows up as sdc....
> LVM will keep track of what is what.
> On Tue, 2006-09-19 at 16:53 -0500, Alexander Lazarevich 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?
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