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Set Up A Fully Encrypted Raid1 LVM System

Dec 11, 2008, 12:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephan Jau)

[ Thanks to Falko Timme for this link. ]

"Basically I will set up the system in a way that (a) everything [except for /boot] will be encrypted, (b) everything will be on a raid1 and (c) have a LVM for your data partition so that this one can be easily expanded.

"Notice: The sizes used for this howto are just exemplary.... please consider carefully how you want to size your partitions! I did setup a real server using 500 MB for /boot, 2 GB for SWAP, 10 GB for / and the rest went into /data (in which I have also the data of the home folder, the /etc folder, the mysql databases and webroot)

"The reason for Raid1 is that I wanted to setup the system in such a way that if one disk is failing the system can still be "setup" quickly and without knowledge. The only thing one has to know is to disconnect which of the drives and then boot the machine."

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