to lvm or not to lvm?
After installing fresh Etch with encrypted lvm (all except /boot), per
non-expert install, I am reconsidering whether lvm is a good idea. It
works fine - now - but what if it stops working?
The only partition that seems to be accessible from a sarge system on
the same machine is the /boot partition. If Etch decides to misbehave,
how would I be able to access my data? Or is this a case of "you do
back up your data every day, don't you?"
I really do like the ability to resize my partitions as needed (the
layout that seemed fine upon install can really look stupid 6 months
later). But not at the price of my data.
And does encryption of lvm partitions unnecessarily complicate matters,
especially recovery? Would just an encrypted swap partition only be