Setup Flexible Disk Storage with Logical Volume Management (LVM) in Linux – PART 1

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23 Responses

  1. Madhav says:

    What is the purpose of /etc/mtab file? what is difference between fstab and mtab?

  2. Priyashree says:

    Can we use a full disk for LVM without partitioning or is it necessary to partition the disk for LVM

  3. Imad says:

    Thanks, please add more information about why we should choose a bigger or smaller PE size.

    • @Imad,

      Bigger PE size will be good, a large number of extents will slow down the tools but it won’t affect any I/O performance. Large size file system large value of PE is good by default it will select 4 MB.


  4. swati says:


    Good article.

    I have 1 query. Can we mount more than 1 directory in same logical volume?

    For example: /mnt_techmint_documents , /mnt_techmint_public on same logical volume (/dev/mapper/techmint_add_vg_techmint_documents)

  5. Macfa says:

    Thx, It’s helpful lol

  6. Raghu says:

    please send interview questions and answers to my mail…

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