IT Rule #2: Don't put your LVM across multiple drives without redundancy…

… otherwise, if one disk fails, you lose ALL your data!  Going for RAID next time…

4 Comments

billyFebruary 25th, 2007 at 09:40

did you lose your whole server?! that’s a lot of bt time to make up!

KarenFebruary 25th, 2007 at 20:07

Why is piglet so dirty?
because he plays with Pooh!

KarenFebruary 25th, 2007 at 20:08

I know this has nothing to do with this article, but anyone who feels bad for you will leave with a smile because my joke was so funny.

FredFebruary 26th, 2007 at 19:59

*sigh*, yeah, if it’s important data single drives always suck. LVMs (while they are cool) obviously suck even more because of their tendency to make even the data on the good drives unusable when one dies.

Glad you’ll go for a RAID next time. That’s the way to go. And you can also save backups on it from your laptop because then you know a dying harddrive won’t wipe your backups out.

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