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LVM (Logical Volume Manager)


LVM is the Logical Volume Manager provided by the Linux kernel. Its main purpose is to allow storage devices to be aggregated and subdivided. This is done by:

One use for LVM is as an alternative to a partition table, but with the advantage that logical volumes need not be stored contiguously on the underlying physical volume. This makes resizing a logical volume a much simpler and safer operation than resizing a partition. Other useful features of LVM include:


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