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Re: LVM not fit for default



Lamont Peterson wrote:

LVM is one of the coolest things there is. Many people don't understand the basics of how & why LVM is, simply because they don't know where to get the

When LVM fails though, there are no recovery tools. You can recover the filesystem inside an LVM (I speak from experience) but your only friends are dd and a hex editor. There is no redundancy unlike genuine filesystems like ext2/3, if the LVM chunk before the actual filesystem is corrupted, the volume won't mount as LVM and that's your lot from the One True Way.

LVM binding raided storage together makes sense and buys you something. LVM being the default -- even for a laptop that cannot increase its permanent storage -- only has the capacity to make a crisis into a disaster.

-Andy


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