R710/PERC H700/H800/MD1200 disk naming

Bond Masuda bond.masuda at jlbond.com
Tue Aug 3 10:38:12 CDT 2010

There's some truth to that, as far as "imaging" scenarios for backups.
Using 'dd' is never an issue and is always an option for imaging
purposes; just not elegant or ideal. But, "new" imaging tools now
understand LVM. E.g.,


In the ideal situation, the file system, software RAID, and LVM2 should
all be collapsed into a single layer. It's already a bit silly that the
software RAID and LVM2 are completely separate layers (that overlap a
bit) in Linux. If ZFS or something like it (Btrfs?) becomes mainstream
in Linux, a lot of this unnecessary complexity will be a thing of the
past.... and your pre-historic IS degree will be from 35 yrs ago ;-P


On Tue, 2010-08-03 at 11:07 -0400, J. Epperson wrote:
> On Tue, August 3, 2010 09:41, Dameon Wagner wrote:
> > On Tue, Aug 03, 2010 at 12:19:53PM +0100, John Hodrien scribbled in "Re:
> > R710/PERC H700/H800/MD1200 disk naming":
> >> LVM merely gives you options that you don't have without it.  It's
> >> really not a pain; treat it simply and there's really very little to
> >> it.  There's times I am annoyed by a lack of LVM on machines because I
> >> find it handy to use what LVM can offer me, but it's too late.  There
> >> aren't times I find the inverse to be the case.
> >
> Not an overriding argument, but I've found the inverse to be the case in
> imaging scenarios.  It's simple to backup/restore /dev/sdax from a
> partition image, /dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVolxx not so much.  OTOH you
> can snapshot LVMs without having to unmount them.  But I'm a dinosaur with
> an IS degree from 30 years ago, and my mind just wraps around physical
> partition scenarios better.
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