Linux Question *New LVM in RH9*

Discussion in 'Linux & BSD' started by DJ-phYre, Aug 12, 2003.

  1. DJ-phYre

    DJ-phYre To whom it may concern

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    OK first off, the way I understand how LVM works:

    LVM is basically a "software-type raid", where you take 2 physical drives and you group them together where they act as 1 drive alone.

    This will be a useful feature to me for my new linux machine I am building.

    I have a 120GB drive with data on it, mp3s and such... I just ordered another 160GB drive. So I have 2 drives but do not want 2 mounts on my linux box. I want to combine them and create one mount (ex. /archvie).

    To do this I use the GUI install and the LVM feature with Disk Druid, or whatever partition manager I choose. When I combine these drives. Will they have to be formatted? I do not want to loose all my data off my 120GB. I want to just add the 160GB on the the end of that. Is this possible, or is there a way to do it?

    Please people who know about this shed some light upon me.
     
  2. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    After you add these drives together, you must create partitions on the new virtual drive and then format it/them. Your old data will not be kept. Plus if you make a RAID 0 array your total size will be 240GB because the disks are unequal i size.

    This is true if LVM is normal software RAID, which I take it is.
     
  3. Corvette

    Corvette Sauske!

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    Now that's what I call "doubling the pleasure" or the hard drive anyway (And that can be done through Disk Druid from text mode I think)