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

Thu Jun 25 17:51:43 UTC 2015
Valeri Galtsev <galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu>

On Thu, June 25, 2015 12:18 pm, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
> Robert Heller wrote:
>> At Thu, 25 Jun 2015 11:03:18 -0400 CentOS mailing list
>> <centos at centos.org>
>> 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'.
> <snip>
>> HA!  You only really need to learn *one* command: the man command.  The
>> man provides 'enlightenment' for all other commands:
>> man vgdisplay
>> man lvdisplay
>> man lvcreate
>> man lvextend
>> man lvresize
>> man lvreduce
>> man lvremove
>> man e2fsck
>> man resize2fs
> <snip>
> You missed one: man man.

Cool! this makes my day! It is just itching to add two more:

man info
info man


Valeri Galtsev
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