[CentOS] Some basic LVM questions

Kai Schaetzl maillists at conactive.com
Sun Nov 8 23:31:17 UTC 2009

Monte Milanuk wrote on Sun, 08 Nov 2009 14:13:17 -0800:

> In practical terms, it may all be a moot point.  I'm not too sure how 
> much more I can jam in that mini-tower case without other problems, and 
> (hopefully) 500GB should be enough storage for now; intended usage is 
> just backing up users home directories from a few PCs & laptops in the 
> house.  If I truly intend to implement LVM + RAID it may have to be in a 
> newer dedicated setup.  I think for the time being though, I will look 
> at removing the 500gb drive from the first volume group and creating a 
> second one with just it in there.  Who knows, I might get brave and 
> start mucking about w/ software raid and see what I can put together ;)

For your purposes you could just go without LVM. Just mount disk 1 as / and 
disk 2 as /var or /home - depending where you need most of the space.


Kai Schätzl, Berlin, Germany
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