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Re: [SLUG] Advice Request for moving a Ubuntu installation to a larger disk and 4Gb RAM
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Advice Request for moving a Ubuntu installation to a larger disk and 4Gb RAM
- From: jam <jam@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2009 13:35:07 +0800
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> > Based on what you have said do yourself a favour and don't do LVM. LVM
> > is a wonderful idea but it requires that you understand statistics
> > related to disk failure and the consequences of that.
> This comment makes no sense to me: in what way does LVM change the risks
> associated with disk failure? I can't think of *anything* that is at all
> different in that regard.
> Heh. Aside from the LVM bit, this is almost certainly the best advice the
> OP has gotten. (Even LVM may be right; I just don't understand what James
> is trying to say the problem is yet. ;)
From 2nd year stats (and subject to the ravages of time on my memory): a
display array of 10x20 1000hour lamps will have a lamp fail on average every
20 min !!
According to Seagate the failure rate of 2 disks is much greater than 2x
failure rate of 1 disk http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1090724
Along with all the cute benefits that LVM offer is a much higher disk failure
rate. Is the windows-linux convert going to pay attention to needed backup
I don't believe it is in the best interest of this user to do kewl rad stuff!