Linux Logical Volume Management in 3 Commands

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Proposal
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Beginner

Excerpt

/var too small? /home too big? Want to try out a new file system like btrfs without repartitioning your disk? The Linux logical volume manager makes this easy, and I'll show you how to use it in just three commands.

Description

/var too small? /home too big? Want to try out a new file system like btrfs without repartitioning your disk? If you’re on Linux and you’re not using the Logical Volume Manager, you’re just plain working too hard. In this introduction to the Linux Logical Manager Manager(LVM), I’ll show you how to start using logical volumes in just three commands. Bring a laptop with an unused partition and the “lvm” package installed and do it live while I talk. It’s just that easy.

Speaking experience

I've spoken at IBM's SHARE user conference, and OSCON, at PDX DevOps, numerous times at PLUG, POSSE, BusNix/PANUG, and last year at Open Bridge. I've given this presentation before at PLUG.

Speaker

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    Brian Martin

    Martin Consulting Services, Inc.

    Biography

    Founded Martin Consulting Services, Inc., providing system administration consulting services in the greater Portland Oregon area since 1996.