[dm-crypt] question

Sayler, Craig A. (AFRC-MI)[InuTeq, LLC] craig.a.sayler at nasa.gov
Thu Dec 11 23:07:02 CET 2014


Ok Thank you of the response! No I have a system that someone removed the
key and there is no key left, is there a way to get in and get the data?




On 12/11/14 2:04 PM, "Matthias Schniedermeyer" <ms at citd.de> wrote:

>On 11.12.2014 18:30, Sayler, Craig A. (AFRC-MI)[InuTeq, LLC] wrote:
>> Is there a way to decrypt a drive permanently with out reinstalling?
>
>Yes.
>
>But the much safer way is:
>Backup, make a new filesystem on the previous backing-device & Restore
>from backup.
>
>
>The unsafe(!) 'inplace' method (that as an advantage doesn't need
>additional storage):
>Just open the container normally, 'dd' the mapped container over the
>backing device and pray that process isn't interruped. Because it will
>be a huge PITA if it gets interruped.
>
>
>But don't risk it, Backup & Restore is the way this should be done.
>
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>
>
>-- 
>
>Matthias



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