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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 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.
The Tandem and Digital divisions of Compaq have long-standing agreements with Veritas for its equivalent Unix-based logical volume management software, which will also be supported by the APIs.
In addition, custom integration of logical volume management adds the ability to seamlessly enlarge an active data partition online without loss of access to data.
In addition, logical volume management lets IT administrators isolate secondary storage from high-volume data center storage while delegating management authority to personnel at the workgroup or departmental level.
The new version incorporates comprehensive server support for databases, email, e-commerce, Web, ftp, and file servers, as well as library and logical volume management.
By using the emerging iSCSI standard, TCP/IP, and Gigabit Ethernet, they add intelligent, block-level, logical volume management to existing IP networks to pool existing and new storage assets, providing efficient utilization, streamlined management, rapid deployment and reconfiguration of storage, and reduced SAN-based backup and restore times.
VERITAS Software was selected by Microsoft to develop logical volume management software for Windows 2000.
Logical volume management is used to dynamically add the newly provisioned storage into the application while it remains online, avoiding the hours or even days required for planned application downtime.
VERITAS Software, leading the industry as a standard enterprise storage solution vendor for all major platforms, simplifies logical volume management to deliver superior performance and scalability for the enterprise.
SAN virtualization builds on capabilities of logical volume management software, such as VERITAS Volume Manager(TM), which manages and maps physical storage devices into logical disks and isolates the host application from disruptions due to storage configuration changes.
By providing a logical volume management layer, VERITAS Volume Manager overcomes the physical restriction imposed by hardware disk devices by allowing volumes to span multiple disks or storage arrays.
The XIOtech MAGNITUDE incorporates all the components of a SAN into a centralized configuration with a high-performance RAID controller, eight-port Fibre Channel switch and logical volume management software.