[dm-crypt] question

Arno Wagner arno at wagner.name
Fri Dec 12 13:11:08 CET 2014


On Thu, Dec 11, 2014 at 23:04:53 CET, Matthias Schniedermeyer 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.

Interesting approach! Should work though. But you are right that this
is very high risk.

Arno

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