I followed this tutorial on how to encrypt my home folder.
I imported the stash into the gnome-gui tool and without thought clicked on the "mount" checkbox. As expected, encfs now started to encrypt the folder and will unmount when it's finished.
I didn't fully realize what I was doing (Yes, there were a few large linux ISOs in there and unmounting home from a running system is stupid) and now the encryption has been running for almost 24 hours and it's still not even halfway done.
What's weird is that encfs is barely using any CPU.
Now I'm not sure what to do since I'm afraid that I will lose my data if I just kill the process or shutdown my machine.
EDIT: Here are the steps I took.
- With this tool I added a new stash with the options shown in the screenshots. Please note that I chose different paths (aka my home directory as seen in the last screenshot)
/home/.janine directory did not exist before and the encfs-manager was called as a normal user without sudo