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Set Up A Fully Encrypted Raid1 LVM System (Lenny)

Set Up A Fully Encrypted Raid1 LVM System

For this Howto I use Debian Lenny (still testing and not "stable" for the simple reason as - contrary to Debian Etch and/or Ubuntu 8.04/8.10 - the install routine does setup the initrd correctly so that you can set up encrypted swap and also an encrypted raid1 lvm during install). This Howto will be heavy on screen shots again - a lot of them are repetitive as I setup multiple partitions at once. 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.

Samba + Clamd + Samba-Vscan On CentOS 5.2

Samba + Clamd + Samba-Vscan On CentOS 5.2

This is a howto on getting samba + clamav + samba-vscan to work on a CentOS 5.2 system.

Installing and Configuring Openfiler with DRBD and Heartbeat

Installing and Configuring Openfiler with DRBD and Heartbeat

Openfiler is a high performance operating system tailored for use as a SAN/NAS appliance. This configuration will enable two Openfiler appliances to work in an Active/Passive high availability scenario.

Running A File- And Print-Server With eBox On Ubuntu 8.04 Server

Running A File- And Print-Server With eBox On Ubuntu 8.04 Server

This article shows how to run a file- and print-server for small and medium enterprises (SME) on one single Ubuntu 8.04 server. It is very easy to set up, and management is done with an easy-to-use web interface called eBox so once the system is set up, you can forget about the command line. eBox was developed to administrate advanced services for corporate networks.

Install Ubuntu With Software RAID 10

Install Ubuntu With Software RAID 10

The Ubuntu Live CD installer doesn't support software RAID, and the server and alternate CDs only allow you to do RAID levels 0, 1, and 5. Raid 10 is the fastest RAID level that also has good redundancy too. So I was disappointed that Ubuntu didn't have it as a option for my new file server. I didn't want shell out lots of money for a RAID controller, especially since benchmarks show little performance benefit using a Hardware controller configured for RAID 10 in a file server.

How To Create A Cluster Testbed Using CentOS 5 Virtualization And iSCSI

How To Create A Cluster Testbed Using CentOS 5 Virtualization And iSCSI

This guide attempts to provide a Xen based test environment where you can practice setting up a two node cluster (cluster setup itself is not discussed here - I'm merely giving you what you need to set it up).

How To Install And Configure Dansguardian With Multi-Group Filtering And Squid With NTLM Auth On Debian Etch

How To Install And Configure Dansguardian With Multi-Group Filtering And Squid With NTLM Auth On Debian Etch

This how-to describes how to install and configure Dansguardian with multi-group filtering, Squid with NTLM auth, ipmasq, and dnsmasq to provide a full internet gateway solution for small to medium sized networks. This how-to requires two NICs in order to preform firewalling and transparent proxying.

How To Install Ubuntu 8.04 With Software RAID1

How To Install Ubuntu 8.04 With Software RAID1

This short guide explains how you can configure software RAID1 during the initial installation of an Ubuntu 8.04 ("Hardy Heron") system.

Encrypted Root LVM

Encrypted Root LVM

This tutorial deals only with how to add an extra encrypted physical volume to a volume group pool containing other encrypted physical volumes. This is typical scenario if, at first, you have set up your encryption at a physical partition level (/dev/sdaX where X is the a number of your partition), then you setup your LVM on top of the encrypted partition. If at some later time you want to add another partition in your volume group, you will also want to have it encrypted in order to maintain the same level of security.

Unattended Fedora 8 Installation With NFS And Kickstart

Unattended Fedora 8 Installation With NFS And Kickstart

This document describes how to set up an installation environment with kickstart and NFS. With the resulting system you will be able run unattended Fedora 8 installations on the client systems in your LAN - additionally, you will save lots of Internet bandwidth. The whole client configuration can be included into the kickstart file (especially the post-installation script) so you, the admin, will also save a vast amount of time.

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