[linux-lvm] snapshot pools, lvm roadmap

Stuart D. Gathman stuart at bmsi.com
Sat Jan 8 16:17:05 UTC 2011

On Fri, 7 Jan 2011, Brian Neu wrote:

> > I'm not sure what "Volume Shadow Copy"  actually does, but we use DRBD (Data
> > Replicating Block Device) to remotely  mirror block devices - which could be
> > marketed as "Volume Shadow Copy". 
> MS's VSS is their implementation of snapshots at the fs level.  For instance,
> you can set the C drive to back up to a D drive, allocating 80GB for all C
> drive snapshots.  Snapshots are removed automatically on a First-In,
> First-Out basis as the storage ceiling is reached.  Because the storage is
> shared, they can also be deduplicated for speed and storage efficiency.

Then the open equivalents would be Btrfs and Zumastor on LVM.  I think ZFS
does what you want also (and is enterprise ready on Solaris).

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