[linux-lvm] System Storage Manager

Pádraig Brady P at draigBrady.com
Wed Dec 7 10:56:50 UTC 2011

On 12/07/2011 10:20 AM, Lukas Czerner wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I would like to introduce to you a new tool called System Storage
> Manager (ssm). It is supposed to provide easy to use command line
> interface to manage your storage using various technologies like
> lvm, btrfs, encrypted volumes and possibly more.
> Background
> ----------
> In more sophisticated enterprise storage environments, management with
> Device Mapper (dm), Logical Volume Manager (LVM), or Multiple Devices
> (md) is becoming increasingly more difficult. With file systems added
> to the mix, the number of tools needed to configure and manage storage
> has grown so large that it is simply not user friendly. With so many
> options for a system administrator to consider, the opportunity for
> errors and problems is large.

This seems like a worthwhile project given the overlap
in functionality from the various commands.
It echoes some of the functionality provided by libguestfs
for VM images I think.

> The btrfs administration tools have shown us that storage management can
> be simplified, and we are working to bring that ease of use to Linux
> filesystems in general.
> You can also find some more information in my presentation from LinuxCon
> Prague this year:
> http://people.redhat.com/lczerner/files/lczerner_fsm.pdf

This had the name 'fsm'.
I do think 'ssm' is better, however I would drop the '.py' from
the command name. This is incidental and restrictive going forward.
Note I checked the debian and freebsd man pages and 'ssm' is available.

> The code is still under development and no release has been made yet, but
> I would like to share with you what I have done so far, since the
> progress has been a bit slower than I have previously expected. The
> project lives on the sf.net :
> https://sourceforge.net/projects/storagemanager/

This is a much cleaner landing page:


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