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    Default Zimbra encrypted hard drive

    Hi,

    Does anyone have zimbra running under an encrypted hard drive?

    If so, how does it perform? Did you face any problems with it?

    Thanks!

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    From a performance perspective it would depend on how you are going to encrypt the drive under Linux ... Which product are you looking to use ?

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    Out of curiosity why would you want to encrypt the hard of a server ? Do you want to encrypt the whole disk including system partition or just a single mountpoint ?

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    Everything except boot ofcourse.

    The company i work for is going to do some work for the government and will work with very sensitive data. In order to avoid possible hackers accesing our emails as plain text i plan on encrypting the hard drive.

    I plan to use the linux encryption method (dm-encrypt).

    Do you have any experience with other encryption methods?

    Cheers

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    The problem is that Zimbra will need to be able to access the emails; therefore the key will have been entered to decrypt the drive. If a hacker gains access to the server then everything will be in clear text anyway. What it does stop is somebody stealing the server or harddrives and gaining access to them.

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    Hacking the system or gaining access to it through the data center, right.

    I'm worried about the second one actually. Against the first there is not much we can't do but just exagerate security.

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