Bug#372207: Agree that the FHS violation is serious

Alasdair G Kergon agk at redhat.com
Mon Feb 1 01:06:26 UTC 2010

The FHS does not cover the general situation adequately IMHO, so you have to
choose your own compromise.

If your root is read-only, then change your lvm.conf to place the default
backup location somewhere else that is writeable.

What you *should* do is backup those backups to a location independent of
this LVM instance each time you change them.  E.g. change the backup location
to some /var subdir and have your 'create snapshot' script rsync that dir
over to another system after creating the snapshot.


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