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Pain-free disk space management with LVM

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 209.203.83.178] on August 23, 2007 04:40 PM
Given that resizing a volume, without a commensurate upgrade to the storage hardware, should be an exceptional event, and given that LVM configurations are vastly more problematic to debug when problems occur, I recommend avoiding LVM, with one very significant exception. The snapshotting capability in LVM is fabulous. If you need to snapshot a large filesystem, especially for backing up, by all means use LVM, carefully.

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