[linux-lvm] LVM and Truecrypt

Gordon Fogus gordon.fogus at gmail.com
Wed May 6 23:53:39 UTC 2009

Hello all,

I am trying to create a 10TB network share (like a NAS share, but with
permission levels) on a dedicated GNU+Linux server to be used on a
Linux/Windows network.

I must use truecrypt for full drive encryption.
I need the disks to be independently mountable (no striping, parity bits or
files spanning across physical drives) (this is because I am afraid of
massive data loss from a mainboard failure.  If you can show me that this
fear is unfounded and that I would definitely be able to recover my data
after a mainboard failure, then I would not hesitate to use files spanning
across drives).
Most importantly, the combined space of the disks (10TB) must appear as 10TB
on the network, not 10 @ 1TB drives (if I were using 1TB drives, for
Resonable continuous write speed is also a factor for me.
It is essential that this drive space can be "mounted" (i.e., "mount network
drive") on a Windows machine.
Different folders must be able to have different permissionn levels for
different users, similar to the permission levels available in Microsoft
shares (write new files/edit files/delete files/make new folders/delete
folders/etc.).  After someone connects to the file server, he must not be
able to access every file, only those specificly shared to him.

Can someone point me to info on using truecrypt with LVM?

(I am new to GNU+Linux.  File serving on a Windows Active Directory server
is... unpredictable.)

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