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


gebser at mousecar.com
Sun Jun 24 21:46:52 UTC 2012

On 06/24/2012 12:47 PM Keith Roberts wrote:
> On Sun, 24 Jun 2012, ken wrote:
> *snip*
>> >  Yeah, the problem is more than likely in your hardware.  I've used it on
>> >  hundreds of machines and since 1999 and never had a problem traceable to
>> >  LVM.  On the other hand, I've seen a lot of disks go bad.
> 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?
> Keith


There are a lot of ways for a disk to go bad, so it's not really 
possible to give an answer.  Most people who seriously address this 
question work on the assumption that it's easier to keep good backups 
than to try to recover data from a bad disk.

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