trying to decide whether to use LVM or not

Craig Hagerman craighagerman at
Sun May 6 00:20:43 UTC 2007

On 5/6/07, nodata <lsof at> wrote:
> Am Samstag, den 05.05.2007, 03:53 -0600 schrieb CJ:
> > IMHO i would stick with LVM as it can be resized with out the risk of
> > loosing your files as compared to a physical file system.
> If you grow a standard filesystem to fill a disk, you will not lose
> files.
> >

If you use LVM to span a couple disks (make a more than one 'appear'
as a single hard drive) then if you have a failure or other problem
with one disk you will likely lose everything - even the stuff on the
good disc. THAT was the killer for me.


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