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How much storage overhead comes along with cryptsetup and ext4?

I want to encrypt the content of a directory in a container with an ext4 filesystem using cryptsetup. The size of the container should be as small as possible and as big as necessary, because I only ...
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Cryptsetup: pre-fill the partition with random data

It says it is an optional step, but it is recommended to do this, it improves encryption to pre-fill the partition with random data. What brings security filled with random data? Is it more difficult ...
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Trying to understand LUKS encryption

I decided to encrypt my root partition with LUKS+LVM. My ThinkPad setup: Samsung 830 128GB SSD 750GB HDD Core 2 Duo 2,5 GHz P9500 8GB RAM But the more I read, the less I understand about those ...
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Does DM-Crypt partition look like random noise?

If I format partition with dm-crypt does its entry in partition table suggest somehow that this partition is encrypted or for someone from outside it looks like regular partition with random noise ...
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How to get a usable full disk encryption with different encryptions for different users

I want to have a full system encryption on my laptop. But I have two users, one for home and one for work and want a separate encryption for both. Sure I could do a full disk encryption with dm-crypt ...
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How to encrypt my system such that suspend to RAM works and is also encrypted

How can I encrypt my system (at best using lvm + dm-crypt/luks) such that suspend to RAM works and that everything is in an encrypted state when suspended to RAM?
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Dm-Crypt system encryption with different keys per user

I have found the following example configuration for a system encryption: Example 5: paranoid system encryption • whole hard drive encrypted with dm-crypt+LUKS └──> unlocked before boot, ...
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2answers
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Is there any utility or procedure available to dm-crypt my existing live data in place to make a full disk encryption

Once I already have a running Linux system installed with live unencrypted data on my HDD. Is there any reasonable way to dm-crypt that entire HDD right in place? (Without backing up then restoring ...
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Will using a compressed filesystem over an encrypted volume improve performance?

Encryption/decryption is often the main bottleneck when accessing an encrypted volume. Would using a filesystem with a fast transparent compression (such as BTRFS + LZO) help? The idea is that there ...
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How can I mount a dm_crypt device during boot, it fails all the time

EDIT: Problem solved, i updated from Debian 6.0.6 to 7.0.0, everything works now! I have a complex problem at booting. Basically, I have a debian apache box, as a music server in my home network. The ...
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1answer
597 views

Fast encryption for home directory with Scientific Linux (ala' RedHat)

I have a T61 with C2D T7300 CPU/4 GByte RAM. I has SL 6.3 on it, and I ticked the encrypt VG during install. If I start a "normal" windows xp on it, its ~slow.. so.. I need a little performance boost ...
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Multiple distros in VM with encrypted disk

I want to have a GNU/Linux setup on my computer, where I could use different distributions and isolated environments inside an operating system-level virtual machine. Then I also want to share my ...
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670 views

Optimize performance for encrypted disk

Recently I tried to copy 200GB to a 1TB external / USB2 / encrypted disk and it took 36 hours. The same copy when the disk was not encrypted took no longer than 1 hour. I am using dm-crypt (LUKS) ...
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Followed SSD-optimization advice, now root partition won't mount rw

Tonight I decided I wanted to tweak the configuration of my Debian install on my netbook (Ideapad S10-2) to work better with the SSD I put in it. I have done this before and never had any issues but ...