LVM support

July 8, 2013 3.4k views
Hi, Is LVM supported in a CentOS 6.4 droplet? We need on demand backups for which we plan to use LVM snaphots. I am considering a couple of options 1. Convert the root partition to a LVM partition 2. Reconfigure the free space into a new partition and use LVM for it. Has anybody tried this? regards, Dharshan
5 Answers
Hi Stefan,

I am happy to use DO backup if it solves my needs. I need a point in time backup - can be scheduled or on demand. Can you share some details of the backup process? Is it based on snapshots and how long does it typically complete?

Snapshots are currently not very useful since it shuts down the server. Are there any plans for snapshots that dont shut down the server?

Is there any other option for me to configure LVM inside the machine?
There is bavkup allready at DO :) where you can make it avalible to all religion there is a DO datacenter :)
From the DO FAQs:

Do you offer backups?
DigitalOcean offers two kinds of backups: snapshots and backups. Snapshots can be done at any time, while automated backups runs every couple of days.

For more info, check out: DigitalOcean Backups and Snapshots Explained

You could also try this: How To Create an Off-Site Backup of your Site with Rsync on Centos 6
by Etel Sverdlov
This tutorial provides an explanation for how backup and snapshots work on DigitalOcean. Additionally, it includes information on how to scale, backup, and clone out servers with snapshots.
We do not support partitioning currently. Please see http://digitalocean.uservoice.com/forums/136585-digital-ocean/suggestions/2915575-allow-client-resize-the-dev-hda
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