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Re: LVM not fit for Fedora Core

On Fri, 2006-12-22 at 07:50 -0800, John Reiser wrote:
> Gilboa Davara wrote:
> > Use LVM.
> > Trust me.
> > You won't be sorry.
> I've been there, done that, and regretted it deeply.
> I got rid of LVM the first chance I could.
> LVM does not inter-operate with anything else.
> Grub does not work under LVM.

Why should it?

>   Parted does not grok LVM:

LVM doesn't require parted for in-order to resize partitions.
It's called logical volume manager for a reason, you know?

> you cannot create a hard partition from LVM free space.


> Using the rescue CDs is a nightmare under LVM: the LVM
> setup is not recognized automatically (you must remember
> what it is) and the rescue environment contains no help
> or documentation on LVM (such as: the _syntax_ for naming
> the pieces!)

I can agree that Feodra documentation on the subject is... missing.
A. TLDP has an excellent on-line documentation. [1]
B. system-config-lvm is improvement constantly.
C. Documentation missing? Join the documentation team and help them fix

Never the less, I never had any problem mounting lvm under rescue CDs.

> LVM probably kills all low-level backup and recovery.

At also "kills" when you meed to dynamically set and modify large number
of partitions on multiple drives.

> Do not use LVM unless you are 100.000000% certain
> that you will never be faced with a hardware disaster.

... If LVM is stable enough to be the default option under RHEL, its
stable enough for me.

Either way, no-body is forcing LVM down your throat.
Don't like it? Don't use it. Nobody is forcing it down your throat.

- Gilboa
[1] http://tldp.org/HOWTO/LVM-HOWTO/

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