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Get to know Ubuntu's Logical Volume Manager

Posted by: Anonymous [ip:] on August 01, 2008 01:31 AM
How exactly is this "Ubuntu's" LVM? The title makes it sound like this is come kind of distro specific tool, then the article links to the tdlp howto that I use every time I forget the commands.

Personally, I don't like to use an LVM for the / partition, I much prefer to put filesystems that might need to actually *grow* on LVM instead. The whole practice of /boot, swap, and / being the only partitions for a server just doesn't sit well with me, you're better off having at least some kind of idea how your server is going to be used and partitioning appropriately. Running a web server? Put most of your drive space in /var/www. File server? How about a mount called /files? DB server? /data would be a good place to start. LVM works quite well here, I use it frequently when building test virtual machines for various installs.


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