[dm-crypt] re-format existing luks partition

Arno Wagner arno at wagner.name
Fri Nov 22 16:33:37 CET 2013

On Fri, Nov 22, 2013 at 15:19:33 CET, Robert Nichols wrote:
> On 11/22/2013 05:49 AM, shmick at riseup.net wrote:
> >>Also there are some fixes ready for reencryption tool on the way so you
> >>may be also interested waiting for 1.6.3 release in coming weeks.
> >
> >i shall wait around for some updates
> >just finally as an aside, is this method truly safe compared to starting
> >again ?
> Safer and simpler just to start over with a luksFormat, as you proposed.

It is simpler. As to safer, neither is safe without a good backup.


Arno Wagner,     Dr. sc. techn., Dipl. Inform.,    Email: arno at wagner.name
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