An insider's guide to Linux Logical Volume Management with LVM2

Alasdair G. Kergon (Red Hat)

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LVM2 is the default disk volume manager in modern distributions based on the linux 2.6 kernel. While remaining backwards-compatible with the original version of LVM it offers a wide variety of new features including support for clustering. After introducing LVM2 concepts and terminology, this presentation will show you how to create and manipulate logical volumes. It will teach you how to avoid common pitfalls when performing operations such as resizing logical volumes, moving data between disks (pvmove), and moving disks containing logical volumes from one machine to another. The presentation will go on to describe the layout of LVM2 metadata and how the tools manipulate it and then show you some troubleshooting techniques.

Über den Autor Alasdair G. Kergon: Alasdair Kergon has worked on linux logical volume management since joining Sistina Software in 2001. Now employed by Red Hat in Surrey, UK, he is responsible for the development and maintenance of LVM2 and device-mapper. Since 1999 Alasdair has helped to organise the UK Unix User Group's highly-successful annual Linux Developer Conferences, including this year's in Brighton (29th June - 2nd July).

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