LVM, or Logical Volume Management, is a storage device management services which provides users to write your data in the physical layout of component.

LVM can be used to combine physical volumes into a single volume group to unify the storage space available on a system. Afterwards, you can segment the volume group into arbitrary logical volumes,which act as flexible partitions.

  • 1. Create Physical Volume

  • 2. Create Volume Group

  • 3. Create Logical Partition

Benefits :-

  • No downtime needed for increased/resize the partition.
  • Logical volumes can have meaning full name like backup,home,mysql etc.
  • Easy to identify the name of logical volumes name.
  • Easy to remove physical hard drive from volume group and reattach it without any downtime.
  • Take snapshot of Logical Volume.
  • Easy to restore from Snapshot