[dm-crypt] openLuks failing - semaphore weird bug involved ?

Karl O. Pinc kop at meme.com
Fri Sep 9 00:21:35 CEST 2011


On 09/08/2011 04:53:45 PM, Claudio Moretti wrote:
> well, you were lucky you lost only unimportant data :) there were a
> lot of people, first of all: me, who did not backup their header on
> the main system.. And they (read: me) lost access to their home
> partition because the only place where the passphrase had been stored
> was.. the damaged root partition..
> And that's how i learned i should back up headers (lol)

As I'm sure has been said by others: it's a lot more important
to back up your _data_ than to backup the luks header.

To paraphrase R. Crumb: "It is better to have data
in times of no luks header than it is to have a luks header
in times of no data."


Karl <kop at meme.com>
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