[Gluster-users] gluster volume + lvm : recommendation or neccessity ?
rwheeler at redhat.com
Wed Oct 11 07:07:42 UTC 2017
On 10/11/2017 09:50 AM, ML wrote:
> 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! :)
Gluster relies on LVM for snapshots - you won't get those unless you deploy on LVM.
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