August 26, 2009

Encrypted file systems on Debian/Ubuntu Linux

Filed under: Technical — Tags: , , — James Bunton @ 2:06 am

Recently I set up an encrypted file system so I could do rsync backups to a secured location. What you end up with is a mountable file system that you can use to securely store data. Debian offers an easy way to set up encrypted file systems using the LUKS standard with the cryptsetup package. You’ll need to enter a decryption passphrase to mount the volume whenever the system boots.