LVM support? On root?

Al Gordon runlevel7 at
Wed Apr 5 19:23:58 UTC 2006

On 4/5/06, Kent Borg <kentborg at> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 05, 2006 at 12:35:03PM -0400, Al Gordon wrote:
> > These days, when I install a new Linux system, I usually set up the
> > disks with a volume group named System and one called Data.  I put
> > logical volumes for things like Root ("/"), Tmp ("/tmp") and Var
> > ("/var") in the System vg, and a Home lv ("/home") in the Data vg.
> > [...]
> Do you know of (have) more advice along these lines?
> I can certainly find LVM docs, but having not used LVM, I don't know
> what works well.

You won't like my advice:  Read the LVM docs. ;)

The 2nd piece of advice would be to play around with LVM on a
non-production system until you feel that you have the hang of it
before installing it more permanently on something.  This is how I
learned that XFS can't be shrunk (grrrr...).


  -- AL --

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