[CentOS] When should LVM be used?

Sat Jul 31 04:12:49 UTC 2010
JohnS <jses27 at gmail.com>

On Fri, 2010-07-30 at 17:32 -0400, Robert Heller wrote:
> Yes, the *default* setup is just plain wrong, and in general should NOT
> be used. Yes, the default works (one big happy filesystem), and
> actually might make sense for a virtual server, but otherwise no. See 

Yea the default works but how is it Plain Wrong?  If it was flat out
wrong then Upstream would not allow it.  Raid 1 disk array with one hot
spare on a hardware raid controller under a SAN server is what you
saying is wrong?  Case is, the array is not using /home or /var; were
only exporting nfs luns direct attached.  What on earth and why would I
want to have another drive for /var &/home in this case.  I'm just
asking but not arguing.  There are cases where it works exceptionally.
In fact my opinion is it works nice for newbies, untill they gets a lil

> http://www.deepsoft.com/2006/03/partitioning-for-linux/

With number one I do not agree.  You can install apps under winblows in
any location.  Not every Unix/Linux system has the same file layout.
Debian vs CentOS