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Re: Want to move from root LVM/LILO to LVM/Grub

On 03/10/05, Mike McCarty <mike.mccarty@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> I have yet to understand what advantage LVM gives me. Can anyone
> explain why LVM was added, and what advantages/disadvantages
> it has?

LVM is great as an abstraction layer. The main benefits are:

* ability to dynamically resize LVs (logical volumes - the lvm
equivalent of partitions),
* spread LVs across multiple disks
* LVM snapshots for backups

Read the HOWTO for more details.

Rasputin :: Jack of All Trades - Master of Nuns

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