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Byte.com: A Logical Volume Manager For Linux, Finally!

Jul 10, 2000, 21:55 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Moshe Bar)

[ Thanks to Moshe Bar for this link. ]

"In recent months, I have been boasting about how much Linux has grown in its recent versions. Well, it's true. We now have journaling, we have clusters, and we have very nice SMP scaling. It's all in there. One more feature that should convince even die-hard anti-Linux folks is the Linux Logical Volume Manager, or LVM in short."

"The LVM set of drivers/programs and documentation was written by a team of developers with a website at http://linux.msede.com/lvm/. As usual hundreds of people all over the Internet contributed. ... The goal of the LVM project was to implement a flexible, virtual-disk subsystem to handle disk storage and online allocation and extension/shrinking of said storage."

"Most Unix-like systems now have the ability to break up physical discs into some number of units. Storage units from multiple drives can be pooled into a "logical volume," where they can be allocated to partitions. Additionally, units can be added or removed from partitions as space requirements change. This is what an LVM is good for."

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