[CentOS] formatting large volume

Ross Walker rswwalker at gmail.com
Thu Oct 16 01:39:19 UTC 2008

On Oct 15, 2008, at 10:15 AM, "Joseph L. Casale" <JCasale at activenetwerx.com 
 > wrote:

>> Just pvcreate the whole disk and forgo partitioning it. Then create a
>> vg out of it and start creating lvs.
> Hey Ross,
> I thought it was best practice to create an LVM partition such that  
> the
> disk could be recognizable under all circumstances such as if the  
> volume
> was moved? Is that not really "best practice" anymore?

Well if you mean recognizable by other OS's then does it matter if the  
other OS can't see the disk or can see the disk, but not access the  

When it comes to terabytes MBR just doesn't cut it and GPT isn't  
widely recognized either and such a PITA to implement and still  
fraught with pitfalls between implementation.

Or did I not understand you properly?


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