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Re: dmcrypt on an existing partition (firewire external disk)

On Fri, Nov 30, 2007 at 11:37:52AM +0100, Andrew Henry wrote:
> Andrew Sackville-West wrote:
> > It comes down to this. Backups -- if its something you don't want to
> > have to go through the work to replace, then you should back it
> > up. Even if it's something that can't be "lost" because you have
> > original cds lying around, is the *effort* to re-rip it all something
> > you don't want to "lose". 
> >
> > my recommendation is: pick up another drive, slap it in a cheap
> > IDE-USB box and copy that stuff. Then, when you're done with the
> > change, you'll have a lovely backup you can stick in your safe... and
> > you'll have a spare drive floating around for when one dies. 
> >
> > A
> >   
> Thanks for the advice.  I looked around and managed to find a simple
> guide for doing this the "right" way:
> http://www.hermann-uwe.de/blog/howto-disk-encryption-with-dm-crypt-luks-and-debian

nice guide. it was definitely part of my list of open tabs when I was
setting up my encrypted laptop. He's got some other good ones there as


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