Logical Volume Manager (LVM) versus standard partitioning in Linux

Use this guide to integrate the flexibility, scalability, and increased features of LVM into your server storage strategies. Traditional partitioning is good, but LVM is better.

Server storage capacity has been managed via disk drive sizes and partition configurations for decades. Clearly, those strategies work well and are reliable. However, there are many benefits to rethinking storage management on local servers. This article compares standard storage management and partitioning to Logical Volume Manager (LVM). It also demonstrates some basic commands for each approach.