Survey: DSA for RHEL4: LVM or partitions?

Gunther Schlegel schlegel at
Fri Mar 18 03:06:38 CST 2005

> 0) Do you use DSA for installing systems?  If no, skip rest of the
>    survey.

No, with one or two execeptions. I'll continue anyways. ;)

> 1) Would making DSA always install RHEL4 using LVM work for your
>    environment, or must you have the option to install to partitions
>    too?  Why or why not?

I experienced severe data corruption with the LVM from THEL3 and ext3 ( 
filesystem ok, application data files corrupt). Ext2 is not affected. 
RedHat could not resolve this.

Therefore I prefer the "traditional" partitioning.

> 2) Given that DSA produces a RHEL kickstart file, if you didn't like
>    the LVM choice, would/could you modify the kickstart file to suit
>    your needs?  If not, why not?

No. We are too small to benefit from kickstart. Most new servers replace 
  existing ones.

regards, Gunther

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