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jasiu85
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2007 8:56 pm    Post subject: which file system is suitable for encryption? Reply with quote

Hi there,

I want to encrypt my root partition. Not that I really need to protect any data, I just want to do that for fun :) (and learn something new, too). What file system will be suitable for that? I'm thinking about the following scenario: the system tries to write something to disk and during that operation we have a power failure. In every filesystem you can somehow recover from that, but how about an encrypted partition? I suppose that in some file systems this could corrupt ALL of my data. So what do you say guys?

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Mike
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2007 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Encryption should not pose any restrictions on your choice of file system. Encryption is done transparently block-wise; encryption error won't affect you any worse than a bad physical block. You need a backup in either case. If you're concerned about power failure, get an UPS.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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