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FlexRAID™ RAID over File System (RAID-F™) => Snapshot RAID => Topic started by: xl3b4n0nx on February 10, 2018, 06:37:39 pm

Title: Recommended Encryption for Storage Pool?
Post by: xl3b4n0nx on February 10, 2018, 06:37:39 pm
I am looking to increase my security on my ubuntu system. How can I set up drive/pool encryption for my system? Will this work nicely with a NAS setup and Plex media server?

I have heard of Truecrypt and I am not sure if this is my best option.
Title: Re: Recommended Encryption for Storage Pool?
Post by: kevin.r on February 13, 2018, 09:55:02 pm
There isn't any correct answer for this. I personally prefer EncFS as I've followed it for years and know it's strengths and weaknesses (and it's open source), but Truecrypt, as far as know is just as good and I've seen other users comment about it working for them inside of FlexRaid.

I put in a request (and need to put in an official feature request) for EncFS to be built directly into FlexRAID, and Brahim at least acknowledges (and encouraged) the possibility of it. If you  If it were to ever be implemented, the data would need to be encrypted via encfs methods prior to mounting the virtual drive, or copied to the new virtual drive with encryption already enabled. You can also use both (truecrypt drive with encfs content).