Bill Kenworthy wrote:
> On Mon, 2012-08-27 at 00:48 -0500, Dale wrote:
>> Bill Kenworthy wrote:
>>> Is there a GUI in portage for managing an LV? Fedora etc have
>>> system-config-lvm but I cant find anything for gentoo.
>>> (the commandline tools are good, but this is something where I want a
>>> visual check before in case I am assuming something thats wrong).
>> Well, webmin is back in portage. There is also a new program called
>> kvpm that is in a overlay, kde overlay I think. No further info on that
>> since I don't have it installed. I just installed webmin and it is
>> there so that may help you.
>> If you go the webmin route, just emerge it, start the service, point
>> your browser to https://localhost:10000/ and look under the Hardware
>> link on the left. I can NOT say how stable this is or how well it
>> works. I just installed it again myself. I seem to recall it was not
>> maintained or something and got axed from portage. No idea when it came
>> back or anything. Just be careful until you can test it.
>> Maybe someone will pop up with another GUI too. Oh, it would be a good
>> idea to at least know the basics of the command line tools. What if one
>> day your LVM fails and you don't have a GUI? Just a thought. ;-)
>> Hope that helps.
>> :-) :-)
> Thanks Dale ... surprised WebMin is back as its security history was so
> I have been using LVM on linux almost all my systems for years and LV on
> older unix's before that - but I find the text tools can be confusing
> and its too easy to make mistakes. The visual tools give a much clearer
> picture so mistakes are (hopefully) less likely. From what I can see,
> the GUI's are built on top of the cmdline tools anyway.
> The pvmove is almost finished (nice it can be done online!) so two older
> smaller disks can be removed, then the 2T drive moved to a new system
> then I can start adding some other little bitty drives Ive been given
> back into the LV (well, not the 60G
> Dont you just love "Your systems are too old and unsupported so they
> must be replaced (no, you cant keep that 2007 Sony Vaio, or that core2
> duo as its over 3 years old). Under the rules you can have a laptop,
> but not a desktop however we have some old drives and 2 year old quad
> core zeon laying around you can use. And you can use your old drives if
> you want. "Use gentoo do you? - your on your own ..."
> I am sure there is logic in there somewhere ... at least I am getting a
> new macbook air out of it, as well as a ....load of extra work to do
> moving things around
Well, I recently bought a new 3Tb drive to replace a 250G and a 750G
that was using LVM to make a 1Tb drive. I have deleted the stuff and
was going to use webmin to create a LVM for backups, until I run out of
space at least. I can't figure out how to create a pv in webmin tho.
It looks like it is done in the vg section but not sure. It's been a
long while since I even looked at webmin and IT HAS CHANGED.
A while back I saw some info on the KDE version of LVM management. The
screenshots looked pretty neat and it seems to be really nice. The
Redhat toolbox looks nice too but I don't guess it will ever be on
Gentoo. Anyway, my problem is remembering which comes first. I try to
remember PVL. Physical first, then volume and then logical. Thing is,
webmin has it in a different order which makes me wonder. :/ I'm sort
of getting used to this confusion. lol
Now to go study this some more. O_O 2:00AM and I'm staring at a
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