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Do you recommend storing Keepass files inside Truecrypt or is it a bit overkill?

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As Keepass containers are encrypted themselves then putting them inside an encrypted container afterwards "for added security" is most definitely overkill.

Keepass encrypts using current cryptographic techniques (AES) but can be extended to use other encryption methods via plugins.

The only real reasons to put a Keepass file inside a Truecrypt container would be to either hide the fact that you have a Keepass file or to increase the amount of time it takes to get a to your data. Any company/agency with the time and resources to break a Keepass file will also have the time and resources to break the Truecrypt container as well but will take a bit longer, you are not really adding any extra security beyond making it harder (longer) to crack.

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