[CentOS] LVM, usb drives, Active Directory
Chan Chung Hang Christopher
christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk
Wed Dec 16 14:31:53 UTC 2009
Scott Ehrlich wrote:
> I have a client with a handful of USB drives connected to a CentOS
> box. I am charged with binding the USB drives together into a single
> LVM for a cheap storage data pool (10 x 1 TB usb drives = 10 TB cheap
> storage in a single mount point).
How about eSATA? Surely an eSATA enclosure for 10 drives won't be more
expensive than ten individual usb enclosures?!
> The next fun piece is how to incorporate that storage space into an
> existing Active Directory structure to apply AD acls for limited
AD does not have acls. NTFS does. The closet things to NTFS acls in UNIX
is nfs4 acls. That you can get with ZFS. I suggest that you give
OpenSolaris a shot instead. Or you can be one of the testers for
ntfs-3g's acl implementation...
> I'd rather not use Samba, as that is its own infrastructure and
> maintains its own credentials database.
Have you ever used winbind? It maps AD credentials to POSIX credentials.
> What are my best options?
Stuff not provided by Centos/RHEL at the moment.
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