Title: LVM support for (non-clustered) thinly-provisioned snapshots
A new implementation of LVM copy-on-write (cow) snapshots is available in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 as a Technology Preview. The main advantage of this implementation, compared to the previous implementation of snapshots, is that it allows many virtual devices to be stored on the same data volume. This implementation also provides support for arbitrary depth of recursive snapshots (snapshots of snapshots of snapshots …).
This feature is for use on a single-system. It is not available for multi-system access in cluster environments.
For more information, refer to documentation of the -s, --snapshot option in the lvcreate man page.