[Gluster-users] gluster volume + lvm : recommendation or neccessity ?

ML lists at websiteburo.com
Wed Oct 11 06:50:46 UTC 2017

Hi everyone,

I've read on the gluster & redhat documentation, that it seems 
recommended to use XFS over LVM before creating & using gluster volumes.

Sources :

My point is : do we really need LVM ?
For example , on a dedicated server with disks & partitions that will 
not change of size, it doesn't seems necessary to use LVM.

I can't understand clearly wich partitioning strategy would be the best 
for "static size" hard drives :

1 LVM+XFS partition = multiple gluster volumes
or 1 LVM+XFS partition = 1 gluster volume per LVM+XFS partition
or 1 XFS partition = multiple gluster volumes
or 1 XFS partition = 1 gluster volume per XFS partition

What do you use on your servers ?

Thanks for your help! :)


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