[CentOS] LVM, usb drives, Active Directory

Toby Bluhm tkb at alltechmedusa.com
Tue Dec 15 17:43:29 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).
> The next fun piece is how to incorporate that storage space into an
> existing Active Directory structure to apply AD acls for limited
> access.
> I'd rather not use Samba, as that is its own infrastructure and
> maintains its own credentials database.

The answer to your AD question is Samba. It integrates into AD perfectly 
well. Search the Centos archives. samba.org has extensive info on the 


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