[Nottingham] Secure remote backups

Martin martin at ml1.co.uk
Fri Apr 11 18:15:59 BST 2008


I think the "distributed" backups idea is a good idea, apart from
security concerns. Fine if your data is sooo boring that noone could
possibly ever want to look for any reason...

Such as gpg can be used to encrypt individual files or a tar of multiple
files. However, the filenames could well be descriptive even if the
contents are encrypted. The tar-ing rather defeats the idea of taking
advantage of the rsync speedups possible.


Are there any neat tricks to resiliently remotely mount and maintain an
encrypted filesystem?

Already done with some fuse stack?


Martin Lomas
martin at ml1.co.uk

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