Posted Oct 31, 2012 23:50 UTC (Wed) by mitchskin (subscriber, #32405)
Parent article: Fedora and LVM
I stopped using LVM on my desktop/laptops for two reasons: first was the lack of write barriers (now, happily, fixed according to the LVM wikipedia article).
The second reason is because of an awkward experience I had with it when I upgraded a laptop to a larger hard drive. I installed a fresh fedora installation with LVM on the new drive (since the HD upgrade was an opportunity for a clean fedora upgrade). Then I put the old drive into a USB enclosure to copy my /home LV to the new drive. But, since both drives had physical and logical volumes with the default names, that left me with multiple volumes with the exact same names. I've forgotten what I had to do to straighten things out, but it took much more R'ing of The FM than I had expected.