This is a list of LVM directory and Files, for quick reference when you search for LVM configuration and backups.


  • /etc/lvm                    - default lvm directory location
  • /etc/lvm/backup         - where the automatic backups go
  • /etc/lvm/cache          - persistent filter cache
  • /etc/lvm/archive        - where automatic archives go after a volume group change
  • /var/lock/lvm             - lock files to prevent metadata corruption


  • /etc/lvm/lvm.conf       - main lvm configuration file
  • $HOME/.lvm              - lvm history

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