[dm-crypt] help

Ondrej Kozina okozina at redhat.com
Thu Feb 25 17:18:00 CET 2016

Hi Felix,

don't loose all hope yet!

On 02/25/2016 04:08 PM, Felix Wagner wrote:
> So i thought well It didn't work so lets try again:
> cryptsetup-reencrypt -v -c
> aes-xts-plain64 /dev/disk/by-uuid/2ea1bb9e-a4a0-48c8-bc67-a694fa6c8cf7
> Reencryption will change: volume key, set cipher to aes-xts-plain64.
> Enter passphrase for key slot 0:
> Key slot 0 unlocked.
> LUKS header
> backup of device /dev/disk/by-uuid/2ea1bb9e-a4a0-48c8-bc67-a694fa6c8cf7
> created.

First of all, you actually may have the LUKS header backup! The 
cryptsetup-reencrypt created one for you automatically. Look for 
LUKS-foobar.org file in the directory where you initiated the 

If... (well rather big fat _IF_ because this is really important) the 
reencryption didn't write any data yet you may restore your LUKS header 
using the .org backup created by cryptsetup-reencrypt.

But again _don't_ do the header recovery unless you're 100% sure that 
reencryption didn't write (aka already reencrypted) any ciphertext 
sectors! So, what's in your reencrypt log file (look for LUKS-foobar.log 
in same directory where is also the header backup)?


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