LVM2 Alternatives

    LVM2 is described as 'refers to the userspace toolset that provide logical volume management facilities on linux. It is reasonably backwards-compatible with the original LVM toolset'. There are five alternatives to LVM2 for Linux. The best alternative is Ceph, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like LVM2 are Logical Volume Manager (Free, Open Source), DRBD (Free, Open Source), GlusterFS (Free, Open Source) and Visual LVM (Paid).

    This page was last updated Nov 10, 2020

    1. Ceph is a distributed object store and file system designed to provide excellent performance, reliability and scalability.
    2. LVM is a logical volume manager for the Linux kernel; it manages disk drives and similar mass-storage devices, in particular large ones. The term "volume" refers to a disk drive or partition thereof.


      No longer updated. Last version, 0.19, was released in November 2006.

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    3. LINBIT’s DRBD® software seamlessly replicates data between servers, eliminating “single points of failure” within your IT infrastructure, no matter which applications are running on top.
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      • Linux
      GlusterFS is a scale-out network-attached storage file system. It has found applications including cloud computing, streaming media services, and content delivery networks. GlusterFS was developed originally by Gluster, Inc. and then by Red Hat, Inc.
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      • Linux
      Visual LVM is a GUI based LVM manager, it free LVM administrator from complex and long command line, let user focus on whose administration task itself.
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