Re: how to backup to an encrypted usb drive?
- Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 20:51:04 -0800
- From: David Christensen <dpchrist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: how to backup to an encrypted usb drive?
On 11/14/18 7:01 AM, Lee wrote:
What are you using to backup your files
I use tar(1), gzip(1), rsync(1), find(1), mv(1), ccrypt(1), md5sum(1),
sha256sum(1), touch(1), and xorriso(1), for backups and archives.
I use dd(1) for images.
I have automated many chores with bash(1) and perl(1) scripts.
to an encrypted usb drive?
I use cryptsetup(8) to encrypt my drives and partitions.
This is my first try at moving off windows, so it'd be best to assume
I know almost nothing about linux admin stuff.
Get a desktop computer that you can dedicate to Linux. (Installing and
running Linux on a laptop is harder.) Do the simplest installation you
can per the Debian Installation Guide:
Type copious notes into a text file on the Windows computer and take
photographs of screens as you go.
Get "Learning the Unix Operating System":
Find other Linux people to meet with -- Linux user groups, computer
clubs, friends, whatever.
When you are ready, get "UNIX and Linux System Administration Handbook":
What I've been using on windows is truecrypt to encrypt the drive and
1) unison + gui frontend to do a quick backup of selected files & 2) a
bat file that calls xcopy to copy files with the archive flag set to
YYMMDD/ on an encrypted drive (ie. an incremental backup; I do a full backup every few months)
Windows Backup & Restore is the canonical tool for backing up and
restoring Windows machines. However, I do not encrypt the backup drive,
as I have not researched how to encrypt the backup drive in such a way
that it can be used in most or all recovery scenarios.