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Re: [linux-lvm] Powerfailure and snapshot consistency

On Fri, 25 Mar 2011, Ron Johnson wrote:

On 03/25/2011 11:24 PM, Stuart D. Gathman wrote:

2) make sure important LVs do not span multiple PVs (except for LVM
mirroring) - you could be unhappy in the event of a system crash.

But isn't "volumes larger than physical devices" (one of) the raison d'etre of LVM?

Yes, but a power failure can then mess up the ordering of write completions
distributed between 2 or more PVs, which could defeat the assumptions made
by your file system journaling.


No, YMMV, but I generally have a number of smaller LVs (for virtual machines)
and it is nice to have a larger pool of PVs from which they are allocated.

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