August 4, 2009

Storage Pools and Snapshots with Logical Volume Management

Article Source Linux Magazine
August 4, 2009, 4:25 pm

Storage has gotten so cheap that 1TB bare drives are now costing less than $100 and 2TB drives appearing. Plus everyone knows that the amount of data always increases. This combination indicates that you should be prepared to manage your storage for growth.

This is true even for home users with a simple desktop and it’s true for enterprise sites with tons of storage and very tight requirements on service levels. Linux has a great tool called LVM that can be used to effectively manage storage to make expansion, snapshots, and other aspects of storage fairly easy...

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