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

Thierry Vignaud thierry.vignaud at gmail.com
Thu Feb 24 13:32:01 CET 2011

On 24 February 2011 13:28, Thierry Vignaud <thierry.vignaud at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> - If you've a small 8Go partition at start of the disk followed by one To
>>>  partition and you want to increase the first one, you're screwed without LVM
>>>   With LVM, you can just got some free space from anywhere (even another disk)
>> You can do that with symbolic links if you don't want to resize the
>> partitions.
> quick & dirty workaround. hardly a real solution...
> and if you have one directory that is too big to move in any of the
> available partition,
> you are still stuck, whereas with lvm you can shrunk every fs and the
> all all of the small
> space just freed into the fs that needs it

what's more that just asking for issues eg:

- urpmi or rpm starting a rpm transaction that failed in the middle because
  part of /usr/lib/*/ is in fact on another partition thanks to soft link
- system stuff (at least those not running as root) having faillure
b/c /home/joe
  just filled / despite being on a separate mount moint thanks to softlink
- ...

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