> On Friday 15 June 2007 15:21:31 Gavin Beatty wrote:
>>>> Slightly OT here. Basically I require a good LVM or LVMlike solution
>> with good transparent support for both Windows and Linux platforms.
>>>> But more specifically, what are the options for this situation?:
>> * Two hard disks with fixed partition setup
>> * One partition on each drive is used for storage due to legacy idiocy
>> * Would like some method to pool the 2 partitions together into one
>> visible mounted fat32 partition
>> * Need Windows to be able to see and mount this fat32 partition
>> * There will be programs etc installed to this "partition" so the
>> read/write should be transparent and not through some exe
>>> Can you just give us some more information about the setup ?
> As far as i understood you have 2 drives With some partitions of them of which
> you want to join to partitions into one visible share you told that you have
> lvs running on it, you can use samba to share it with windows or use windows
> nfs client to get access than lvm setup should be transparent for windows.
>> Probably I get it wrong in the first place but how you are accessing these
> drives from windows and linux environment?
>Call me over cautious, but I'd NEVER stripe two drives without parity or
have a logical volume from two drives (that's not a mirror).
HDD reliability is poor enough without doubling the chance of losing all
Why not mount one into a directory on the other if you want to pretend
it is one storage device. (Normal on Linux, possible on Windows).
Or am I missing something?
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