[CentOS] LVM, usb drives, Active Directory

Steve Thompson smt at vgersoft.com
Wed Dec 16 14:09:26 UTC 2009

On Tue, 15 Dec 2009, Scott Ehrlich wrote:

> I have a client with a handful of USB drives connected to a CentOS
> box.   I am charged with binding the USB drives together into a single
> LVM for a cheap storage data pool (10 x 1 TB usb drives = 10 TB cheap
> storage in a single mount point).

I tried doing this for fun once upon a time, using 6 1TB drives. I can 
save you a lot of grief by suggesting that you don't think about this any 
further. Boy is it slow. And extremely unreliable. And slow. Don't even do 
it for backups. Did I say it was slow?

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