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RE: [Xen-users] Re: DomU on LVM

To: "Nick Anderson" <nick@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: [Xen-users] Re: DomU on LVM
From: "Ross S. W. Walker" <rwalker@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 8 May 2008 10:52:16 -0400
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Thread-topic: [Xen-users] Re: DomU on LVM
Nick Anderson wrote:
> Ross S. W. Walker wrote:
> > What would be the practical reason for that as opposed to
> > allocating a bigger LV to contain all partitions?
> One reason I can think of is for snapshots of the data you want to 
> snapshot. If I dont care whats in /var why waste time in backing it up. 
> I might want to snapshot home more often than /. If its all on one big 
> LV you cant get that fine grained snapshotting can you?

Just to poke a little further, why take snapshots in dom0 instead
of within domU?

You could provide a second LV to each domU located on different spindles
that provide snapshotting within the domUs.


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