Can TiKV's data disk be managed using LVM?

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Original topic: TiKV的数据盘能用lvm进行管理吗

| username: TiDBer_4fAIZyC1

Can TiKV use disks formatted with LVM management, and can it be expanded later through logical volumes?

| username: 啦啦啦啦啦 | Original post link

Sure, using LVM is fine, but it’s not recommended for a single KV disk to exceed 2TB.

| username: WalterWj | Original post link

There is no need because TiKV itself is distributed storage.

| username: OnTheRoad | Original post link

In Linux, it’s just a mount point and can be treated as a regular partition. To improve efficiency, it is recommended that the storage space of a single TiKV instance does not exceed 2TB.

| username: 裤衩儿飞上天 | Original post link


| username: Raymond | Original post link

Absolutely, many production environments do it this way.