Create and Restore manual Logical Volume Snapshots

Posted by LinuxCareer on May 8, 2013 3:16 PM EDT
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By creating a Logical Volume snapshots you are able to freeze a current state of any of your logical volumes. This means that you can very easily create a backup and once needed revert back to a original logical volume state. This method is very similar to what you already know from using Virtualization software such as Virtualbox or VMware where you can simply take a snapshot of entire virtual machine and revert back in case something went wrong etc. Therefore, using LVM snapshots allows you to take a control of your system's logical volumes whether it is your laptop or server. This tutorial is self-contained as no previous experience with Logical Volume Manager is required.

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