[linux-lvm] N00b Question: Logical Volume without a Logical Volume Group ?
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Tue Nov 1 19:20:50 UTC 2011
On 11/01/2011 03:13 PM, Dan White wrote:
> ----- Digimer <linux at alteeve.com> wrote:
>> On 11/01/2011 02:39 PM, Dan White wrote:
>>> Is a logical volume group necessary before one can start making mountable partitions ?
>>> I'm trying to work with a SAN. We were allocated a 10Gb LUN to "play" with. Another admin created a logical volume on the LUN and then made a single partition out of the logical volume. The flow I am familiar with from Red Hat's GUI is to first make a logical volume group, then make partitions in the group that I can adjust in size as necessary.
>>> Are both workflows valid ?
>> LVs must be created from VGs.
> I agree. Got a documentation reference I can use for backup ?
man lvcreate? Not being flippant, but the 'VolumeGroupName' is a
required value. :)
Also from the man page;
lvcreate creates a new logical volume in a volume group ( see
ate(8), vgchange(8) ) by allocating logical extents from the free
ical extent pool of that volume group. If there are not enough
physical extents then the volume group can be extended ( see
tend(8) ) with other physical volumes or by reducing existing
volumes of this volume group in size ( see lvreduce(8) ). If you
ify one or more PhysicalVolumes, allocation of physical extents
restricted to these volumes.
The second form supports the creation of snapshot logical volumes
keep the contents of the original logical volume for backup purposes.
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