Re: LVM root?
On Sun, Oct 08, 2006 at 09:41:31AM -0400, Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 08, 2006 at 09:09:11AM -0400, email@example.com wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I'm planning the install of amd64 on my new box (Athlon 3800+, 1 GB ram,
> > Asus M2N-SLI MB, one Seagate 7200 80 GB SATA drive).
> > What are the advantages to using LVM for root?
> Being able to resizeit later if needed I guess.
> > I'm concerned about methods of recovery if something goes wrong.
> > If I don't do LVM root, here's my current drive layout:
> > Part. mount size
> > ==========================
> > 1 /boot 32 MB
> Why a seperate boot? Why such a puny root partition? Are you putting
> tmp on tmpfs in ram?
re /boot: old habits die hard. The wisdom I learned was that its less
likely to get corrupted. If that's not an issue anymore, then I can
Re root: 200 MB is twice what I've ever needed, with /tmp, /usr, /var,
and /home on separate partitions. I doubled it so I wouldn't have to
resize it later. What would you suggest?
> > 5 / 200 MB
> > 6 swap 512 MB
> > 7 PV1 remainder (78 GB +)
> > VG1 only need one volume group, currently containing PV1 only
> > LVusr /usr 3 GB
> > LVvar /var 15 GB
> > LVhome /home 10 GB
> > LVtmp /tmp 200 MB
> > This leaves most of the VG as spare to be allocated as needed.
> > Can/should one put swap in an LV or is it no better than a swap file
> > then?
> I always put swap on a lv volume. that way I can add to it latereasily,
> or get rid of it if i don't need it.
If the swap on an LV doesn't add overhead, then it seems like a great