1,350 reputation
21024
bio website
location
age
visits member for 3 years, 8 months
seen May 28 '13 at 20:41

Oct
17
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
12
awarded  Famous Question
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Apr
3
awarded  Yearling
Oct
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
26
awarded  Notable Question
Aug
17
awarded  Popular Question
Apr
3
awarded  Yearling
Feb
17
awarded  Nice Question
Jan
16
awarded  Notable Question
Oct
24
comment Creating a disk image of dm-crypt/LUKS encrypted LVM partition (Linux)
More specifically, I wanted to make backup image of only the disk blocks that are used, like what is already done by various imaging software with unencrypted partitions. I was hoping that there would be some software out there that understood LUKS and LVM, so the user only has to provide the password and then the software can automatically figure out which blocks need to be backed up into the image. Apparently there is no software like that, so I'm stuck with running scripts to decrypt and mount the LVM myself before letting the backup software run on it.
Oct
4
awarded  Necromancer
Sep
4
awarded  Famous Question
Aug
30
answered Does TrueCrypt work on systems where the user data has been moved to a seperate disk from the OS?
Aug
30
comment Does TrueCrypt work on systems where the user data has been moved to a seperate disk from the OS?
I don't know if that's possible in TrueCrypt, but it works well with en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DiskCryptor if you make all drives have the same password and configure auto-mount. Just enter the password once at boot time, and it will mount all drives and partitions that have the same password. It even works on USB drives -- just plug in or switch on the drive, and DiskCryptor mounts the encrypted drive without you having to enter a password, as long as it has the same password as the others.
Aug
22
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
17
awarded  Notable Question
Aug
6
accepted Using Linux LVM snapshots for system backups - “semop failed for cookie” error
Aug
6
comment What is the best way to protect my computer from virus and screen readers?
Windows defaults to running as an administrator, so for many people that is considered normal. So to clarify, I'll say don't run as an administrator (unless you're doing something that specifically requires administrator privileges).
Aug
6
answered Using Linux LVM snapshots for system backups - “semop failed for cookie” error