[CentOS] LVM hatred, was Re: /boot on a separate partition?

Thu Jun 25 15:26:16 UTC 2015
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

James B. Byrne wrote:
> On Wed, June 24, 2015 16:11, Chuck Campbell wrote:
>> Is there an easy to follow "howto" for normal LVM administration
>> tasks. I get tired of googling every-time I have to do something
>> I don't remember how to do regarding LVM, so I usually just
>> don't bother with it at all.
>> I believe it has some benefit for my use cases, but I've been
>> reticent to use it, since the last time I got LVM problems, I
>> lost everything on the volume, and had to restore from backups
>> anyway. I suspect I shot myself in the foot, but I
>> still don't know for sure.
> At the risk of some ridicule I suggest that you look at installing
> Webmin.  It is a web based system administration tool that I find
> invaluable.  The two most common complaints I encounter when I discuss
> its merits are 'security' and 'transparency'.
Back in '06 or '07, I installed webmin on the RHEL systems I was working
on. It was a tremendous help installing and configuring openLDAP, whose
tools, at least through '08, were very definitely *NOT* ready for prime
time. Webmin let me beat it into submission.