LVM2 and Linux boot delays

In which I learn that sufficient logical volumes and/or snapshots can make a default Ubuntu Server installation unbootable, but there's a very simple fix.


Automount Snapshot

Summary: I present a method for transparently auto-creating lvm snapshots on use.

1) The problem

I'm using rsync to transfer a backup area to another computer. The problem is that if the backup area changes during rsync then rsync complains bitterly and returns nasty error codes making me thing it has failed.

2) The normal solution

The "normal" solution (for those who run Linux Logical Volume Manager, that is) is to create a "snapshot"


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