Fresh Install - LVM or directory Storage questions

flotho

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Sep 3, 2012
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[SIZE=-1]Hy all of you,

I'm brand new in using proxmox VE2.1 and I really appreciate this tool.
I'm surfing the web to learn and find appropriate resources.
I also try to organise correctly my environment.

One of the first question is how organise my diskspace?

Code:
[COLOR=#990000][COLOR=#3333ff][I]root@proxmox:~#             lvdispla
[/I][/COLOR][/COLOR][/SIZE]  --- Logical volume ---
  LV Path                /dev/pve/swap
  LV Name                swap
  VG Name                pve
  LV UUID                6hpeUQ-Id7p-8ZHb-t38K-eOP0-uFfC-N7M1wJ
  LV Write Access        read/write
  LV Creation host, time proxmox, 2012-09-03 14:50:26 +0200
  LV Status              available
  # open                 1
  LV Size                7.00 GiB
  Current LE             1792
  Segments               1
  Allocation             inherit
  Read ahead sectors     auto
  - currently set to     256
  Block device           253:1
   
  --- Logical volume ---
  LV Path                /dev/pve/root
  LV Name                root
  VG Name                pve
  LV UUID                bYw2Rk-hgku-UfK5-d54s-5pJm-YfqP-iCIcd1
  LV Write Access        read/write
  LV Creation host, time proxmox, 2012-09-03 14:50:26 +0200
  LV Status              available
  # open                 1
  LV Size                96.00 GiB
  Current LE             24576
  Segments               1
  Allocation             inherit
  Read ahead sectors     auto
  - currently set to     256
  Block device           253:0
   
  --- Logical volume ---
  LV Path                /dev/pve/data
  LV Name                data
  VG Name                pve
  LV UUID                1jWEwv-TFq7-hLjP-p9Wz-eaxB-K60K-r4LJS2
  LV Write Access        read/write
  LV Creation host, time proxmox, 2012-09-03 14:50:26 +0200
  LV Status              available
  # open                 1
  LV Size                345.75 GiB
  Current LE             88512
  Segments               1
  Allocation             inherit
  Read ahead sectors     auto
  - currently set to     256
  Block device           253:2

[SIZE=-1][COLOR=#990000][COLOR=#3333ff][/COLOR][/COLOR] ========================
            root@proxmox:~# vgdisplay
              --- Volume group ---
              VG Name               pve
              System ID             
              Format                lvm2
              Metadata Areas        1
              Metadata Sequence No  4
              VG Access             read/write
              VG Status             resizable
              MAX LV                0
              Cur LV                3
              Open LV               3
              Max PV                0
              Cur PV                1
              Act PV                1
              VG Size               464.75 GiB
              PE Size               4.00 MiB
              Total PE              118975
              Alloc PE / Size       114880 / 448.75 GiB
              Free  PE / Size       4095 / 16.00 GiB
              VG UUID                           sr3gR6-h1mZ-fsxC-i9j2-esTe-P3IH-Y2b1pn
            
            root@proxmox:~# df -H
            Filesystem             Size   Used  Avail Use% Mounted on
            /dev/mapper/pve-root   102G   1.1G    96G   2% /
            tmpfs                  4.2G      0   4.2G   0% /lib/init/rw
            udev                   4.2G   205k   4.2G   1% /dev
            tmpfs                  4.2G    20M   4.2G   1% /dev/shm
            /dev/mapper/pve-data   366G   734M   365G   1% /var/lib/vz
            /dev/sda1              519M    59M   434M  12% /boot
            /dev/fuse               32M    13k    32M   1% /etc/pve
[COLOR=#990000][COLOR=#3333ff][/COLOR][/COLOR][/SIZE]
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It gives us 448GB used. [/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1][SIZE=-1]Is it normal that 96 Gb are used for root? Is it possible/dangerous to change this?[/SIZE]If yes, how can I work?

Then, when I read the documentation, it is explained that LVM storage is the best to use, but when I create one, I have almost no space free (see below).
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Is it normal?
Some posts on the are explaining that PVE already create one and it is useless to create one more if the hardware doesn't change. Is it correct?[/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1][SIZE=-1]Does a new LVM storage will adapt its size dynamically so that creating a new one is relevant?[/SIZE]

What I would like to understand now is if it is correct to work with directory storage only ? Will snapshot still available if no LVM is used or does all the directory created are already "inside" the default LVM ?
Should I create folders under the /var/lib/vz which is the LVM default?

Thanks in advance for your answers.

Regards,

Florent THOMAS[/SIZE]
 

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