Recently I found an interesting comment on an article about Fedora 16 maybe using btrfs as default file system: The author Vanger explained his current hard disk / partiton setup on a server and how he hopes to get a more efficient system with btrfs. More than the outlook at the btrfs future I was stunned by his current setup that I try to present in this image:
lvs to have a server system with the following properties:
- high availability by the use of a redundant array of disks (raid)
- encryption of the content stored on the HDDs using the Linux kernel based
- high flexibility resizing partitions and extending them using the Logical Volume Manager
The boot partition is not encrypted but also on a raid1 system for high availability.
I found this setup to be a great example of how one can combine different technologies to a powerful setup. I don't know how fast it is but I think it's a rather robust and flexible approach.
- Comment on btrfs with the description of the presented setup (German): http://www.heise.de/open/news/foren/S-Hoffentlich-wird-btrfs-bald-Standard/forum-194988/msg-19887554/read/showthread-1/
- Create an Encrypted Ubuntu System (German): http://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/System_verschl%C3%BCsseln