The LifeKeeper for Linux Logical Volume Manager Recovery Kit provides logical volume support for other LifeKeeper Recovery Kits. Thus, LifeKeeper-protected applications can take advantage of the benefits offered by the Logical Volume Manager, including simplified storage management and the ability to dynamically re-size volumes as needs change.

The Logical Volume Manager Recovery Kit is different from most other Application Recovery Kits in that it is never used alone but always as a dependency of another LifeKeeper resource. As such, many of the operations typically associated with an Application Recovery Kit – for example, creating a hierarchy – are not directly applicable to Logical Volume Manager Recovery Kit.

The LVM within the Linux OS has a mirror feature. This feature is not supported by the Logical Volume Manager Recovery Kit.

Document Contents

This guide explains the following topics:

  • Documentation and References. Provides a list of related LifeKeeper for Linux documents and where to find them, along with references to a number of helpful documents about the LVM product.
  • Requirements. Describes the hardware and software necessary to properly set up, install and operate the Logical Volume Manager Recovery Kit. Refer to the LifeKeeper for Linux Installation Guide for specific instructions on how to install or remove the LifeKeeper for Linux software.
  • Overview. Provides a general description of the Logical Volume Manager Recovery Kit and corresponding resource types.
  • Troubleshooting. Provides a list of informational and error messages with recommended solutions.


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