[linux-lvm] snapshot pools, lvm roadmap

Brian Neu proclivity76 at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 5 18:34:15 UTC 2011

So I'm seeing that this is actually 1 year to the day that Jonathan Brassow 
f/Red Hat wrote that shared snapshots was the current priority.


I believe that's the term for what I'm seeking.  Any update?

----- Original Message ----
> From: Brian Neu <proclivity76 at yahoo.com>
> To: linux-lvm at redhat.com
> Sent: Wed, January 5, 2011 2:11:16 AM
> Subject: [linux-lvm] snapshot pools, lvm roadmap
>   For many years, I've greatly desired a snapshotting solution which goes  
> and beyond the current lvm features.  I'd love to see the ability  to 
> a storage pool for creating snapshots, with either a  first-in-first-out or 
> some other method for bumping snapshots when the  pool fills up.  The 
> inefficiency of the former style of lvm snapshots  in both space and speed and 

> the cumbersome nature of managing them has kept  me looking for alternatives. 
>  Btrfs isn't quite there yet and may not be  through 2011 or beyond.  zfs-fuse 

> can't seem to act as a volume manager  and I'm having problems with crashes. 
>  Frustrated, I'm turning back to  lvm.
>    So now I'm looking at the lvm wiki and I'm seeing "shared  exception store". 
>  Can someone fill me in on the current status of this  effort as the wiki was 
> last updated in May-2009  ?
> Thanks!
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