Nikolaos Dimopoulos asked:
I have a CentOS 6.6 desktop and chose the encrypt option upon installation. This created a LUKS volume group. Everything works fine, but I want to add an additional drive to the volume group.
From reading and loads of googling I believe the process is to encrypt the drive first and then add it to the volume group.
--- Physical volume --- PV Name /dev/mapper/luks-9f2577eb-... VG Name vg_iridium PV Size 931.51 GiB / not usable 2.00 MiB Allocatable yes (but full) PE Size 4.00 MiB Total PE 238466 Free PE 0 Allocated PE 238466 PV UUID jI2Ir0-0Wbe-Gi1H-BxfX-5pTn-hOkO-W1qWZt --- Physical volume --- PV Name /dev/mapper/luks-3a17bbe1-... VG Name vg_iridium PV Size 223.08 GiB / not usable 0 Allocatable yes (but full) PE Size 4.00 MiB Total PE 57108 Free PE 0 Allocated PE 57108 PV UUID 10EZFc-LLD2-lve7-bM7E-YU7f-rNpe-A0jW8q "/dev/sdc1" is a new physical volume of "931.51 GiB" --- NEW Physical volume --- PV Name /dev/sdc1 VG Name PV Size 931.51 GiB Allocatable NO PE Size 0 Total PE 0 Free PE 0 Allocated PE 0 PV UUID 0gROMW-kB52-BLrr-hIf4-lGP6-XTnf-YOcyS7
I tried using
cryptsetup luksFormat /dev/sdc1
and it asked me for a new password. Not sure how to proceed, I thought I’d better ask for pointers than mess the system up.
The question is can I add a new drive to a LUKS encrypted logical volume?
I found this answer: Resizing a LUKS encrypted volume to a similar query but the answer states that I should unmount the filesystem first. The problem is that my filesystem is used so how can I unmount it?
Any pointers are more than welcome. Thanks!
If you use the same passphrase as for your other volumes, then they will all be unlocked at the same time whenever you boot the system. Otherwise you’ll get two different (and confusing) passphrase prompts every time you boot.
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