logical volume


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logical volume

An allocation of storage that is less than or more than one physical drive. For example, drive C: and D: on a Windows PC might be two logical volumes on disk drive 0. See volume set, volume, logical drive, logical backup and partition.
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In the rare instance a client server needs to restore this data, its backup software is pointed to the correct logical volume on the IP SAN to copy the required data.
Virtualization is an inherent capability of enterprise storage arrays, which aggregate capacity from multiple fixed disk drives in a single physical frame and present logical volumes for host access.
In addition, Turbolinux 7 Server supports Logical Volume Manager (LVM), which provides flexible disk volume management.
In addition, Shoreline uses the IP SAN's logical volume management capability to create a separate volume for each server, which to the server now appears as a locally attached disk.
Multi-pathing with Pivot3's industry-leading MPIO capability and virtual management at the logical volume level allow Pivot3 systems to deliver up to sixteen times the performance of traditional industry storage systems and provide more usable storage capacity.
LaScala is a clustered volume manager that can centrally manage the logical volume configuration and assignment for physical and virtual servers.
Linux has long had much of these volume and RAID management functionalities using the Logical Volume Manager (LVM) to configure volumes and Disk Druid to configure RAID volumes.
As the application happily chews up the physical capacity--all the while thinking it has 2 whole terabytes of space--the virtualization appliance assigns more physical space to the logical volume.