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Re: cryptsetup problem

On 8/06/2014 6:18 AM, Bzzz wrote:
> On Sun, 08 Jun 2014 06:03:07 +1000
> Andrew McGlashan <andrew.mcglashan@affinityvision.com.au> wrote:
>> rsnapshot doesn't compress [the backups], that might be the
>> biggest plus -- it does use symlinks though.
> I just had a look to the link I sent you (there's some times
> I didn't installed BackupPC); I made a mistake: it is hardlinks
> it uses.

Umm, hardlinks for rsnapshot too :(

  /bin/cp -al .... ....

> And V.4 (although tagged alpha, but without any update from
> 2013/12:), uses a very different backup system, allowing
> super fast restores.


> …
>> Yes, but I still prefer /dev/random for more real random, even if
>> it blocks.  In my case, I am using /dev/random for the crypt
>> master keys now -- but /dev/urandom should be just as good here as
>> well ... still, my preference is for /better/ random ;-)
> Oops, I wasn't thinking about keys but HD filling.
> FTR, haveged gives you a reservoir of entropy based upon
> /dev/random.

Yep, thanks


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