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Is it possible to create LVM partitions for both SSD and SATA hard disks? I mean if there isn't any conflicts.

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I don't see any points on doing so, you want a Volume Group that contains both SATA and SSD, that's possible.

Just create multiple PVs, with pvcreate /dev/partition_name

And create a volume group that use those PVs, with vgcreate

And do the partition of that VG.

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LVM doesn't care what the underlying block devices are so you can mix any physical devices, or even software raid devices and it just works.

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Can LVM arrange that data often accessed is put on SSD and data rarely accessed is in hard disk? –  Jim Thio Jan 24 '13 at 10:14
As far as I know, no. LVM just treats a Volume Group as a contiguous block of space and doesn't care what the underlying physical devices are. –  StarNamer Jan 25 '13 at 10:59

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