[Mageia-dev] time to switch from raw partitions to lvm?

Olivier Thauvin nanardon at nanardon.zarb.org
Mon Feb 21 10:10:20 CET 2011

* P. Christeas (p_christ at hol.gr) wrote:
> On Sunday 20 February 2011, Thierry Vignaud wrote:
> > Hi
> > 
> > What do you think about switching from defaulting to installing on raw
> > partitions to lvm
> > installing on LVs like fedora does ?
> I vote against that. (=to be enabled by default)
> LVM is fine for "enterprise" setups, or better, installations where the 
> (expert) admin will need to resize/move partitions in the future. But, for 
> simple machines/users, the complexity of having LVM is IMHO not worth it. 
> (remember also that on all *nix OSes, you can just add a partition, move some 
> files like /usr/share/doc into it and then mount it on /usr/share/doc, thus 
> freeing /usr of some space. No LVM, no virtualization, no ZFS required)

I mostly agree, but the snapshot feature can really be an advantage...


Olivier Thauvin
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