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RE: [linux-lvm] RAID support...



Hi all

Kirby, can you describe how you use software raid and lvm?  I have been
trying to install RH7.1 directly onto software raid and lvm without success.

Any help much appreciated.

CC

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Kirby C. Bohling [SMTP:kbohling birddog com]
> Sent:	Saturday, December 29, 2001 2:36 AM
> To:	linux-lvm sistina com
> Subject:	Re: [linux-lvm] RAID support...
> 
> Michael,
> 
> 	I am replying to you personally, and not forwarding it to the list,
> not 
> sure if that is correct netiquetee or not.  Here is the a link to the 
> FAQ entry that discuss precisely the issue.  Basically, the primary 
> developer disagrees with you.
> 
> I happen to agree with him, but that is because I end up using software 
> RAID and mirror everything and then build LVM devices out of them. 
> Technically there is not speed advantage for doing it for anything 
> except for RAID0 in the LVM.  It causes a lot of code duplication 
> between the software RAID and the LVM.
> 
> 	A strong case could be made for a more GUI/command line capable disk
> 
> volume management that encompassed RAID/LVM/GFS/ext3/XFS/JFS/ReiserFS/nb 
> and every other thing under the sun to make administration easier, but 
> well, somebody will get to it, just not today.
> 
> http://tech.sistina.com/cgi-bin/lvm-faqprocessor.cgi?q=Why%20does%20LVM%20
> not%20support%20mirroring%3F
> 
> 
> 	Kirby
> 
> 
> Michael O'Rourke wrote:
> 
> > To whom it may concern,
> > 
> > Not that this is a show stopper, but it seems that the LVM is missing 
> > important capabilities such as RAID 1 & 5.  I see that you already 
> > support RAID 0, but that's it.  In my opinion, it makes sense to merge 
> > the RAID support (seperate product) with the LVM product.  Because the 
> > two really complement each other. 
> > Sincerely,
> > Michael O'Rourke
> > Unix System Admin
> > Per-Se' Technologies
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > _______________________________________________
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> > linux-lvm sistina com
> > http://lists.sistina.com/mailman/listinfo/linux-lvm
> > read the LVM HOW-TO at http://www.sistina.com/lvm/Pages/howto.html
> 
> 
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