[Gluster-users] Has anyone used encrypted filesystems with Gluster?
whit.gluster at transpect.com
Thu Sep 13 23:42:30 UTC 2012
On Thu, Sep 13, 2012 at 02:42:13PM -0700, Joshua Baker-LePain wrote:
> I haven't, but given that Gluster runs on top of a standard FS, I
> don't see any reason why this wouldn't work. Rather than just
> Gluster on top of ext3/4/XFS, it would be Gluster on top of
> ext3/4/XFS on top of an LUKS encrypted partition.
> The main stumbling block I see isn't Gluster related at all, it's
> simply how to do an unattended boot of a system with an encrypted
Yeah. But then, if it could do an unattended boot, then someone who steals
the system isn't hindered by the encryption either. So this gets into the
"On 4 a.m. reboot, automate waking an administrator" territory. Then there's
the problem of how to get Gluster to behave and wait for the underlying
storage to be mounted before trying to use it - since as I've seen it will
just use the mountpoints without the mount. But as was kindly suggested, if
the mountpoints are subdirectories rather than / of the underlying
partitions, that will stop Gluster.
Would the encrytion overhead noticeably decrease the speed of Gluster?
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