In another server today, I lost an Amazon EBS block. This block was part of a linux LVM structure. I think I am sunk here. Seems like there is no good way to deal with this. Is it me or does Linux LVM structure suck? Need a PHd in it to get it to work. At least now I have a plan for partitioning. Use zfs with no LVM and use a huge 1TB EBS. You have to pay whether you allocate space or not. Then just snapshot daily as backup.