[linux-lvm] snapshot pools, lvm roadmap
proclivity76 at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 5 20:56:06 UTC 2011
> These guys have snapshot pools working as an addon product. It mostly
> works using straight device mapper - but they have a kernel patch that is
> needed for some deadlock issues.
Thanks Stewart, but the last update to their subversion repo was in Aug-2008.
It seems like a great solution, but I don't think I can put into production a
possibly stale project without a significant user base. Have you tried it?
I perform SMB consulting and when a Linux solution fits the client's needs, I
always go with Linux. But increasingly, I can't justify Linux file servers.
I've written some cron scripts that take and release lvm snapshots on a
schedule, but compared to the Volume Shadow Copy of NTFS that Microsoft released
in 2003, it's just cumbersome and basic. We're approaching 8 years without a
comparable response. I'm just rather shocked when thinking about it.
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