LVM not ready for prime time yet?
Kevin P. Fleming
kpfleming at linuxfromscratch.org
Tue Aug 31 18:39:38 PDT 2004
John Gay wrote:
> I like playing with Linux, but I don't want to be constantly re-installing and
> upgrading LVM2 as it grows. Also, it'd be nice if grub played nicely with it,
> but you can't have everything.
LVM2 is stable enough that it will not be a problem for you to start
using it now. Future upgrades (of version 2.x anyway) will be completely
backwards compatible, and will not affect your on-disk data.
Granted, there are LVM1 features that have not been released yet for
LVM2 (snapshots, mirroring, etc.), but you don't have those features _at
all_ without LVM, so not having them because you are using LVM2 is no
great loss. By using LVM2 now, you will be ready to use those features
when they are released, without having to rebuild your entire storage
system to switch over at that time.
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