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Re: [opensuse] How to partitioning in unallocated disk space
Felix Miata wrote:
On 2011/12/05 08:43 (GMT-0500) Anton Aylward composed:

if you do allocate all the space, LVM lets you do something
that the "extended" partition doesn't. A LVM volume group may span more
than one disk - logical[5] or spindle. Slide another drive in there,
put LVM on it, add it to the first volume group and you can extend the
fs across it. This is not mounting a new fs, this really is increasing
the size of the fs and making it span more than one drive.

Sounds like the same disadvantage as RAID0: one spindle dies, and takes down more than one's data in the process. I don't have faith in hardware that justifies recommending this to anyone.

Actually, I have LVM on RAID5, so that's not an issue. However, LVM brings a lot of flexibility to disk management.
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