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Old 01-30-2011, 04:08 AM   #1
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ubuntu 10.10, LVM !


Hi all.

I have been using centos for almost 2-3 months now. And in my studies i really liked the concept of LVM for dynamic shrinking/increasing of volumes. Can someone guide me, is LVM present in ubuntu ? if not, then what approach is taken in ubuntu instead of LVM ?
 
Old 01-30-2011, 04:23 AM   #2
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All the major distros, including Ubuntu have support for LVM.

An alternative to LVM is btrfs.
 
Old 01-30-2011, 05:48 AM   #3
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Thanks a lot Sir,

Which one do you prefer ? LVM or btrfs ?

Some people say that recovery on LVM based partitions creates complications so they always prefer physical partitions, any thoughts about it ??
 
Old 01-30-2011, 07:10 AM   #4
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btrfs is brand new & still very much unproven. LVM has been around for some time & there are many tools to work with it. It's true that it does present an extra layer of complexity, but as long as you keep it simple & don't do anything too fancy with it, it should be fine.
 
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Old 01-30-2011, 07:22 PM   #5
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btrfs is shaping up to be very good, but it is still young.

LVM does make recovery a little more complex, however nothing is free. That complexity is the price you pay for the flexibility of virtual partitions.
 
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