[CentOS] partitions vs. LVs [was: Re: How to upgrade from 5.8 to 6.2]

Keith Roberts

keith at karsites.net
Sun Jun 24 19:59:00 UTC 2012

On Sun, 24 Jun 2012, Nikolaos Milas wrote:

> To: CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org>
> From: Nikolaos Milas <nmilas at noa.gr>
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] partitions vs. LVs [was: Re: How to upgrade from 5.8 to
>     6.2]
> On 24/6/2012 7:47 μμ, Keith Roberts wrote:
>>  And what happens then in that situation - do you loose any
>>  more data than you would loose with 'standard' primary and
>>  extended logical partitions, or does using LVM help in
>>  recovering more data from a bad disk?
> Read: http://serverfault.com/questions/279571/lvm-dangers-and-caveats
> In a few words, if your hardware is high-quality, i.e. reliable enough so you 
> don't expect problems, LVM adds important functionality and flexibility on 
> servers.
> In any case, the need for good backups should not be overlooked. For example, 
> mondorescue allows both full and incremental backups, using LVM or not.

Thanks for that link Nick - I have bookmarked that. I'm 
looking for work as a Linux System Administrator so will 
check that out as well.

Kind Regards,



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