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May 6th, 2009, 02:06 PM
What are the pros and cons of using LVM partitioning in a Desktop & Server machines?

May 6th, 2009, 02:08 PM
what impress me in LVM is that i can even enlarge my lvm partition to use empty space of the harddrive while i am using the OS to do daily task!

May 6th, 2009, 02:53 PM
In a server environment I prefer to use LVM as it gives you greater flexibility in day to day operations and gives you ease of disk management. Meaning I don't have to dedicate the entire disk at one time. I can divide it up based on application need, size requirements etc. If I just do a standard partition I'm stuck...especially if I have an app that has specific requirements. I'd have to redo the entire partition and restore from backup.

Some leisure reading on the benefits to using LVM:




May 6th, 2009, 04:10 PM
If this is for a home computer I wouldn't bother. I used to have centos setup using lvm - when it went wrong it was a pain to fix. I never expanded the partitions or anything. For me it seems easier just to mount and format another disk.

August 8th, 2009, 07:14 PM
Unless you have a media center that you have movie/music files on. You may want to be able to add to it's storage and LVM offers a excellent method to do so.