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Re: [linux-lvm] Problems and questions with LVM on a large raid system.



On Sat, Mar 15, 2003 at 11:36:07PM +0100, jon+lvm silicide dk wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 15, 2003 at 01:59:59PM -0600, Steven Lembark wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > -- Jon Bendtsen <jon+lvm silicide dk>
> > 
> > >>> that depends. You can stripe the lvm, but then you cant resize it.
> > >>> if you made a LV, then it would proberly just allokate all on one
> > >>> "disk", aka sda, and then on sdb.
> > >>
> > >>    I'm using 100% of the VG for the same LV.
> > >>
> > >>    I'm fine with not being able to resize it. Do I need the MD stuff to
> > >>    stripe it?
> > >
> > >No. You can stripe using the LV system. But i would think that
> > >if you can shutdown the LV, then you might as well stop the VG,
> > >and do it on the raw device. (except this isnt as future proof
> > >as a LVM system is).
> > 
> > Nor as flexable: with LVM you can easily grow the LV's, with
> > out LVM you are stuck with fixed partitions.
> 
> that would be included in being future proof ;-D
> Besides, he wants to stripe it, and you cant extend a stripped
> LV (as far as i know).

Yes, you can.

Stripes are linited by the physical volume size in LVM1 though and the only way
to grow a striped LV there is to pvmove the stripe to a larger PV and extend
the LV afterwards.

LVM2 doesn't have such constraint any longer :)

> 
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> JonB
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