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Mastering Ubuntu Server by Jay LaCroix

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Chapter 3. Managing Storage Volumes

When it comes to storage on our servers, it seems as though we can never get enough. While hard disks are growing in capacity every year, and high capacity disks are cheaper than ever, our servers gobble up available space quickly. As administrators of servers, we always do our best to order servers with ample storage, but business needs evolve over time, and no matter how well we plan, a successful business will always need more. While managing your servers, you'll likely find yourself adding additional storage at some point. But managing storage is more than just adding new disks every time your current one gets full. Planning ahead is also important, and technologies such as LVM will make your job much easier ...

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