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How to configure encrypted LVM on Zentyal

Sep 09, 2010, 13:05 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to finid for this link. ]

"Zentyal, the Linux distribution formerly known as eBox Platform, is a server distribution which can be used as a network gateway, unified threat manager, office server, infrastructure manager, and a unified communications server. The latest release, the first under the Zentyal name, is based on Ubuntu server 10.04. For installing the base system, it uses the same installation program as Ubuntu server.

"Zentyal's default installation uses an LVM-based disk partitioning scheme. The installer creates just two logical volumes and allocates all the available disk space to both. Though LVM, the Linux Logical Volume Manager, is the recommended mode of disk partitioning for both server and desktop systems, Zentyal's use of LVM is not optimal.

"This tutorial provides a step by step on how to configure LVM properly for a server installation. Not just plain old LVM, but an encrypted LVM. Encrypted LVM, or full disk encryption in general, is one method that you can use to enhance the physical security rating of your server."

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