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Old 05-03-2005, 04:00 PM   #1
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can anybody let me know the difference between a LVM partition and normal Ext3 partition. Does LVM service should be running to detect a LVM partition?

Old 05-03-2005, 06:36 PM   #2
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LVM = Logical Volume Manager

In short terms, LVM allows you to span a partition across multiple hard drives. It also allows for easier steps to resize partitions.

ext3 = Is the type of filesystem a partition or slice is partitioned in. You usually cannot resize it or span it across multiple drives as one partition with native tools, only with 3rd party type tools, etc.


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