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From Bryan Pendleton <bpendle...@amberpoint.com>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (DERBY-239) Need a online backup feature that does not block update operations when online backup is in progress.
Date Mon, 31 Oct 2005 21:19:35 GMT
> windows allows one to partition in software, I think included in the 
> base OS.  Can someone say if linux does or not (or at least a particular
> version of linux).

Well, Linux has an extremely powerful component called the Logical
Volume Manager, which sounds like what you mean:

http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/LVM-HOWTO/index.html
http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/LVM-HOWTO/whatisvolman.html

This has been widely available in Linux distributions for at
least 5 years or so.

bryan


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