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RAID and LVM are to concepts of storing data. Difference in these two is the way the data is stored. LVM can be implemented on LVM type of partitions so that we can have features of RAID...RAID is basically used for redundency ( base concept ) which can be achieved by RAID 1 and RAID 5 ( and some higher levels )..LVM on the other hand provides more more disk space at any point ( i.e you can increase the FS space by adding more disks at run time )...
RAID are of two types
1) Software 2) Hardware
As mether said , its used for redundancy.For example, when ur data gets lost due to corruption u shall get recovered by RAID.It is different from backup.A type of raid like disk mirroring writes the data to a mirror drive, so that u wont lose you data.
For more details , like rob.linux said use google.
LVM is a way in which u partition the hard disk logically and it contains its own advantages.Example , suppose u have 2 hard disk each of 40GB capacity.Is it possible for u to create a hard disk of size 60GB? u can do it by using LVM. There are many more features like resizing the partition in singe command and without rebooting that makes the job too easy
u can deploy LVM and RAIDon same machine to achieve redundany and LVM advantages