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Old 01-03-2009, 03:35 PM   #1
itsakc
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Is it possible to extend my VG and then LV to an attached usb drive ?


I have a dell poweredge server, running RHEL-AS(Taroon Update 4) 2.4.21 27.ELsmp (32-bit), and one of its partition(LVM) is full. No scope of attaching discs internally. Now I want to attach an external USB drive(1TB) and extend my LV to that. Is it possible to do it? Anyone has tried ? If yes what would be the brief steps.

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Old 01-05-2009, 07:01 AM   #2
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There's nothing "interesting" about the fact that it's external. just extend like any normal PV
http://fedoranews.org/mediawiki/inde...tions_with_LVM
 
Old 01-05-2009, 08:24 AM   #3
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The important question here is whether it is wise to do so. I don't think USB is fit to be part in any kind of multi-disk storage technology. May it be raid (maybe raid-1 is tolerable) or LVM. Boot your pc once without the thing plugged in and you're bound to have some "fun".
 
  


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