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Re: Now that I have working box, any problems with LVM?

J.A. de Vries wrote:
Hi list,

I was considering to use LVM on my brand new box now that is working. I
have never used it before, but want to learn about it. (How's that for a
reason? }:-) Before I start this little endeavor I'd like to ask if
anyone knows of any caveats of using LVM[12] on debian-amd64. Also what
are the feelings on the list of adding root to LVM? This is not a
critical box in any way, but as it is supposed to be a server stability
is of some concern.

Grx HdV

I have had not issues using LVM with root on it. You'll save yourself alot of headache by putting a regular,small /boot partition at the beginning of the drive, then using the rest for LVM if you're so inclined.

I'd like to get others opinions on filesystems on LVM - I've been using XFS which lets you grow the filesystem online. What are others' experiences with various filesystems. Reiser and I believe ext3 are growable and shrinkable, but only offline. Any other points to consider?

Joel Johnson

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