home dir encrypt

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Fri Nov 6 02:06:46 UTC 2009

On 11/05/2009 04:29 PM, Markus Schönhaber wrote:
> Asif Iqbal:
>> Can I choose to encrypt my dir after the installtion? I did not choose to
>> encrypt home dir during installation. Is it too late now?
> No, it's not too late.
> General information about eCryptfs can be found here:
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/EncryptedHome
> including a pointer to this
> http://blog.dustinkirkland.com/2009/06/migrating-to-encrypted-home-directory.html

And I'd recommend that you just use TrueCrypt instead:

I've had eCryptfs screw up two systems so far (so bad that I had to
reinstall) & don't trust it as far as I can spit. On the other-hand,
I've multiple truecrypt folders that were easily transfered across
systems/installs w/o *any* issues at all. Messed up an install on my
laptop (9.04 to 9.10), realized that I'd messed up the install, copied
the truecrypt folder(s) across to the laptop from a backup system,
installed TrueCrypt on the laptop, mounted, provided the proper
passwords, done.

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