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Re: [linux-lvm] Is it better to use partitions or entire disk for LVM?



On Sun, Jun 04, 2006 at 10:46:45AM -0400, Mag Gam wrote:
> Is it better to create 1 partition on a disk, and use that into the LVM, or
> have a blank disk, and use that in the LVM (if possible)?

As long as we still need to live with partition tables, the advantage
of having 1 partition to create a PV on it is, that all related tools
(e.g. parted) *show* that there's an LVM partition.

Without a partition table on the device, it is easier to overlook that
the device is being used by LVM.

Of course LVM tools such as 'pvscan' or 'pvs' will show that fact.

Having said that, it is up to you to go without the technically superfluous
partition table on an LVM-only device or not.

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