Flux Research Group / School of Computing

Detailed study on Linux Logical Volume Manager

Prashanth Nayak

Flux Technical Note FTN–2013–06, University of Utah. 2013.

Storage, Virtualization


This document aims to provide an introduction to Linux Logical Volume Manager (LVM); its working details and a set of changes that provide LVM with Time Chained Snapshots and Branching Capabilities. We further measure the read and write per- formance on Logical volumes created using LVM and the performance implications of adding support for time chained snapshots and branching capabilities.