LVM, what and when to use it?

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Hye everyone,
i just want to ask some questions here..

what is the purpose for LVM? for example here, last year, when i was noob, i follow the fedora guide installation.. it state that after create a LVM, then we can make partition on that.. now, i ignore that thing, and just install only root and swap without LVM..

so, when are we really need to use this? what is your opinion?

thanks..
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logical_Vo ... ger_(Linux)

Is that what you mean?
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Wikipedia can describe it far better than I can:
Wikipedia, the source of all human knowledge wrote:
logical volume management or LVM is a method of allocating space on mass storage devices that is more flexible than conventional partitioning schemes. In particular, a volume manager can concatenate, stripe together or otherwise combine partitions into larger virtual ones that can be resized or moved, possibly while it is being used.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logical_volume_management
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Wow, that's freaky, you guys made practically exactly the same post at exactly the same moment. You must have ESP.
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aaah... yes. sory for not mention the logical volume management just now.. my bad...
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I never used it, so I don't know how good it is or how much you really need it but there is no harm in trying it, if only for the experience.

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