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    Default backup some file, encryption

    hi

    actually i use rsync to backup some file and folder of my home folder

    all is saved on a dvd ram...

    i would like to have more security

    is there a way to do a rsync but the content of the destination would be encrypted?

    thanks

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    Default Re: backup some file, encryption

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    The contents of the destination? You mean on the drive when written?
    You could have some process on the source or destination take the files
    and create a tar file that could then be encrypted. You could also,
    depending on what you mean, enable encryption on the driver doing the
    storage on the other end so if it is ever stolen at least the data
    should be hard/impossible to retrieve. With rsync typically the biggest
    concern is with data as they are on the network since it doesn't encrypt
    natively. There is a simple switch, though, to have all rsync traffic
    tunneled via ssh giving you great security there. Check that out for
    network-level encryption.

    ~From `man rsync`:
    If you need to specify a different remote-shell user, keep in mind that
    the user@ prefix in front of the host is specifying the rsync-user
    value (for a module that requires user-based authentication). This
    means that you must give the '-l user' option to ssh when specifying the
    remote-shell, as in this example that uses the short version of the
    - --rsh option:
    rsync -av -e "ssh -l ssh-user" rsync-user@host::module /dest

    Good luck.




    collinm wrote:
    | hi
    |
    | actually i use rsync to backup some file and folder of my home folder
    |
    | all is saved on a dvd ram...
    |
    | i would like to have more security
    |
    | is there a way to do a rsync but the content of the destination would
    | be encrypted?
    |
    | thanks
    |
    |
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