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Re: Happy success with LVM and RAID

On Sun, Dec 03, 2006 at 06:03:44PM -0500, Douglas Tutty wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 03, 2006 at 10:27:27AM -0500, Gregory Seidman wrote:
> > Buried in this is a little bit of grumpiness, but only a little. See if you
> > can find it. Mainly, this is about a success that I thought was worth
> > sharing.
> .... 
> > In summary, I've been having success managing my home digital storage with
> > Debian GNU/Linux on PPC since around 1999, and the only hiccups have been
> > broken hardware (dead motherboard, non-compliant firewire enclosures) and
> > endianness issues. Not bad.
> > 
> > --Greg
> This juggling to keep all the balls (disks) in the air sounds familiar.
> Non-partisan caution: before you settle on Reiserfs, read some recent
> threads about Reiserfsck and Reiserfs vs JFS.  I went to JFS when
> Reiserfsck fscked up my drives.  Never had a problem with JFS despite
> many power failures.

We made the choice for EXT3 ourselves, since it is the only filesystemm which
can be grown online and shrinked offline, and reiserfs is not really a

JFS/XFS can be grown online, but not shrinked, so they are problematic.


Sven Luther

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