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I am just curious that in LQ why there is no seperate forum for Storage, which includes all thread related to Storage part like HD or LVM issues, or even issues related to third-party storage management over Linux OS?
I have observeed that members usually post such issues in Linux - Genaral forum. So a Linux - Storage forum will manage threads related to all such issues sepeately from other forums.
Hard-drives are hardware, which already has a separate section.
Virtual machines are software. In addition to an existing software section, there is also a separate section already devoted to "virtualisation."
A new section for "Hardware and Virtualisation Storage" would cause a fair amount of overlap, would it not? The word storage would also be confusing if used in the sense of "HD or LVM issues." A hard-drive issue could be anything from a damaged drive to storage capacity to the quality of a specific product. A virtual machine is for running a second operating system within the first system. Probably all of the issues regarding VMs are software-related. Most people thing of storage as meaning the amount of data a medium can hold. Personally, I think the proposal is not a good idea.
On the other hand, a storage forum would be the ideal place to discuss issues related to RAID technology, thin provisioning, snapshots, SAN, NAS and backups. Today these topics are spread across the Hardware, Server, Virtualization and Enterprise forums.
Also, the term "storage" has a specific meaning in the enterprise world, and it covers all of the above.