From what I am reading it appears Logical Volume Management might be a better solution for what my plans currently involve.
My current setup consists of 3 1-TB drives all acting as some part of my home NAS. This works fine except files end up scattered throughout the entire NAS which is annoying.
The two options I can think of to correct this issue would be to either:
- use RAID JBOD
- use LVM.
I am leaning more to the side of LVM for no real reason. As it stands, I have enough spare storage that I can move everything off the drives, create the volumes and replace the data. This would be monotonous and very time consuming.
Does LVM offer some form of support where I can create one joined logical volume from the 3 physical volumes and automatically transport the data at the same time?
My other areas of interest are:
- moving the physical drives from one location to another
- being able to add drives at will.
Based off this what is my best choice in options?