On 5/30/06, Norberto Meijome <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
On Mon, 29 May 2006 16:31:38 +0000 "Iantcho Vassilev" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > On 5/29/06, Norberto Meijome <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > > On Mon, 29 May 2006 14:43:46 +0300 > > "Iantcho Vassilev" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > > > DO someone know if and how GELI is resilience to power outages? > > > > > > Does the box is still encrypted? After reboot what would happen to fcsk? > > > > Hi Iantcho , > > I dont know for a fact the effect with a power outage, but I use it quite > > a lot > > on laptops (which a) freeze sometimes out of nowhere , and b) sometimes > > dont > > resume properly,). In both situations, I've usually had geli mounted > > disks (1 > > x 6 GB, 1 x 500 MB) running when the events happened. ( as well as a 4 GB > > swap > > which is also GELI backed) > > > > They (touch wood) haven't suffered data loss. /usr and /var seem be more > > affected by this ungraceful shutdowns than the .eli devices. > > > > I suppose it's all cool thanks to soft-updates, and the fact that GELI > > encrypts > > on a per block basis (yeah, no more pgp-busted disks like in Windows :) ). > > > > good luck, > > Beto > > > Thanks for the input,Beto.. > > As i didn`t read the GELI "workbook" definitely read man geli , man geom_geli, and the handbook section...and play with it until you feel comfortable with it. > can you tell be can i convert existing > partition in GELI or i should repartition? depends what you want to do. If you want to create a file-backed GELI encrypted file (similar to a PGP Disk in Windows), then you dont need to touch your partitions at all - simply create the file. If you want to have, for example, /usr encrypted, then you need, /dev/ad0s1f.eli instead of . /dev/ad0s1f - you dont believe you need to repartition, but you'll need to wipe all the data and to encrypt the device. Read the docs. Beto
Thank you,Beto.. I will have a look into the documents. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"