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I am implementing a server storage setup making use of software RAID, LVM and LUKS.

I can think of three combinations this configuration could take:

  1. RAID, LVM, LUKS
  2. RAID, LUKS, LVM
  3. LUKS, RAID, LVM

In which order would these best be configured in, where best is in terms of security and maintainability?

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I would make the RAID array first because when you will change a disk of the array, it will be tranparent for LUKS and LVM.

If there is no need to keep some partition unencrypted (except for the /boot partition), I would setup LUKS in second because I don't want to have to setup LUKS every time I make a change in my partitions.

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