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Old 05-13-2009, 02:06 AM   #1
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root on LVM


Hi

i have made my / partition on LVM.

i want to know whether its a good idea to have / in LVM for production servers.
 
Old 05-13-2009, 03:44 AM   #2
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I personally don't think you need it. You should not have to expand root. Give it enough for the base system and put other directories, home, var, ... on the LVM. I just feel it's an extra layer of risk for not much gain if you plan ahead properly.

My 2c.
 
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My $AU0.02 is probably worth less, but if I was a LVM user I would be happy to put the root on a LV.
Not the /boot note.

But ... I'm not a LVM user, and I'm big on backups anyway.
 
Old 05-13-2009, 03:55 AM   #4
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i have / partition on LVM for a pretty long time & have been extending it as per need arise & i have never got any problems.

i just want to know whether its a good idea to have it on production servers.
 
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Very common on corporate zSeries machines.
See my comment about backups.
 
  


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