How to Take ‘Snapshot of Logical Volume and Restore’ in LVM – Part III

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18 Responses

  1. marc DECHICO says:

    Of course I have limited experience and knowledge in system admin and LVM, but this is the kind of additional info that I would like to find about LVM snapshot concept in your page:

    typical use

    create the snapshot in few seconds without having to umount the volume that is snapshoted and backup immediately the system without having to stop access to system-users during the backup.
    possible use (? because I have no experience) :

    create the snapshot it in order to have the possibility to return back very quickly by mounting read-write the snapshot itself. I mean: to avoid merging.

    create some kind of version control using snapshot like branches (of course several snapshots used simultaneously will increase dramatically IO traffic.

    hope it will help.

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