Admin Guide - managing disks
rlengland at verizon.net
Sun Dec 2 05:13:43 UTC 2007
Vladimir Kosovac wrote:
> Paul W. Frields wrote:
>> On Wed, 2007-11-28 at 06:48 +1300, Vladimir Kosovac wrote:
>>> Hi people.
>>> Admin guide lists two sections related to disk management:
>>> 1] Working with disks and removable storage:
>>> 2] Managing storage:
>>> I reckon:
>>> * split ''1]'' and move ''working with disks'' to ''2]''
>>> * exclude ''removable storage'' - better suited for inclusion in DUG
>>> * revise the structure of ''2]'' to include:
>>> i. "classical" partitioning /w tools (fdisk, parted, mkfs)
>>> ii. mounting, fstab
>>> iii. software RAID
>>> iv. LVM
>>> v. disk quotas
>>> Does this sound like a (cunning) plan?
>> We should encourage use of LVM. This is now anaconda installation
>> default, but moreover it's a better choice by far when you're
>> administering a system for service provision.
> Yes, that's the idea - my plan is to write pretty comprehensive LVM
> subsection (iv). I also want to include all this other stuff (not so
> extensively), mostly as a background info and an aid to better
> understanding of the LVM concept. I've found this more than useful when
> introducing people to LVM.
Pardon me for intruding, here, but I hop this does not mean that you
will be ignoring the "classical" partitioning methods. LVM may be the
default but for many situations (non-server and laptops, notably) LVM
may not be the optimal solution.
Thanks for all the hard work being put in on this.
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