trying to decide whether to use LVM or not

Felipe Figueiredo philsf at
Sun May 6 03:27:06 UTC 2007

On Saturday 05 May 2007 21:20:43 Craig Hagerman wrote:
> 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.

What exactly happened? Bad blocks caused you a major failure in LVM meta-data? 

How much physical data was actually compromised?


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