[CentOS] Encrypted File Storage

Daniel De Marco ddm at bartol.udel.edu
Mon Aug 10 17:30:53 UTC 2009

I use encfs, http://www.arg0.net/encfs, and it's working fine.


* Joseph L. Casale <JCasale at activenetwerx.com> [08/10/2009 13:26]:
> Anyone got any experience/suggestions for a way to store a directory of
> sensitive information on a CentOS box? This directory contains many scripts
> and output files, I need it backed up but not unencrypted and don't want
> to store it in a tar file type archive as when it needs to be accessed and
> have scripts executed/data generated, it needs to be untarred/unencrypted and
> I don't know the ramifications of this wrt recovery once its retarred and deleted.
> I was hoping it could be stored somehow such that it was decrypted on the fly when
> needed by entering a pass/keyphrase before use.
> Thus it could be backed up and remain encrypted. Is dm-crypt the simplest option
> here?
> None of our servers have a gui.
> Thanks!
> jlc
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