[clug] how long to encrypt a 1T exernal disk using LUKS
paulway at mabula.net
Tue Jun 29 05:41:26 MDT 2010
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On 06/29/2010 08:47 AM, jhock wrote:
> Hi All,
> Thanks for the prompt replies and suggestions. The encryption finally
> finished last night. Thank goodness I only have to do that once.
> Hopefully. ;--)
You might also find that it needed a lot of randomness to do that.
I'm just trying to figure out - did you mount the drive through cryptoloop and
then format it, or is there some magical "encrypt the file system in place"
thing that I haven't heard about? I mean, the same speed figures apply - it's
just going to take a long time to copy everything over when you're encrypting
and sending it via USB. But it wouldn't be quite so much of a 'I have to
leave the computer on all night darling...' process, maybe.
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