Hello,\n\nplease don't bash me if I ask stupid things. I am only an "acting admin".\n\nThe situation is as follows: a storage box (3TB) configured as RAID5. One\nvolume, one LUN. An FC switch. Three servers.\n\nI would not like to use (for now) a clustering FS.\n\nI am reluctant to configure / reconfigure the storage. I know too little\nof these things.\n\nAre the following schemas allowed:\n\n1) connect the switch using FC to each of the servers, and then create\nthree partitions (e.g. with parted or fdisk). Then mount at each of the\nservers only its own partition. Will that work reliably? In theory,\nthe switch gives block level access to the shared device; the servers\nshould not access anything simultaniously, and hence no data\ninconsitency should occur.\n\n2) the same, but use a LVM -\- create logical partitions, and let the three\nservers use each its own logical partition.\n\n\nAgain, sorry if the question is trivial or just plain stupid.\n\nj.