Re: Now that I have working box, any problems with LVM?
Hi David and others,
> I have been using LVM with debian/amd64 since I first set up the box,
> including the root FS - a relatively long time now. It is quite stable, I
> can tell you that much. I myself use reiserfs, which you can, along with
> LVM, resize online and so forth. It's not your only filesystem choice by
> any means; I won't get into that whole debate. :)
I know, that's a subject that has generated more than it's share of
flamewars in itself }:-)
I myself tend to stay a bit on the conservative side when making these
choices. Up to now I still use ext3, but I am considering ReiserFS for
the new box...
> At the time I set up, the installer had menu choices for installing over
> LVM, but these were broken. I had to install on a non LVM partition, set
> up LVM by hand, and copy over (which wasn't so hard, really). Not sure if
> this is fixed in later installer releases.
I didn't try yet, but I seem to remember seeing an option for LVM during
the install. I might just try it out. I can always start anew if it
proves to be broken.
> You're always going to have at least your little /boot filesystem
> (containing your kernel and initrd) outside of LVM.
Thanks. I suspected as much, but wasn't sure.
> The tricky piece was getting the root filesystem in LVM; for that you need
> Overall it's about remembering, too, that everytime you rebuild your
> kernel image packages you have to go through this procedure and create a
> working ramdisk, along with a custom grub/menu.lst that uses it. Of course
> the debian kernel image scripts wipe out whatever grub configuration you
> have in place and replace it with the generic one that won't work...
Good info there.
I've decided to go for it, but am still not sure whether I'll add / to
LVM too. Most of the time I make separate partitions for /, /var, /tmp,
/usr, /usr/local and /home (in that order). All the other filesystems
will go in LVM. I figure I'll just start experimenting with / in and out
of LVM and see what "feels" best to me. That way I can get a good feel
> If you're interested in doing this, I can email you sample configs and
> other details...
I would appreciate that very much. I'd give me something to build on.