Is it possible to create an encrypted image of a hard drive using Clonezilla?
Not really. By default the saved data are not encrypted. However, you can try to pack the image dir with another tool to encrypt it.
Thanks Steven, although it's not really an ideal solution for me. It would have been nice if Clonezilla had the facility to encrypt the data itself, but maybe in a future release. ;)
Yes, maybe in the future :)
any news to this? Would be really cool to keep privacy of some images. For explanation my setup here is:
NAS for PC backups, I take backups of all user's PCs. Of course anybody could restore my boss's image to his PC and get his data...
Couldn't the output data be packed with eg. LZMA with password?
Sorry, no. For the past few years we did not implement that. The reason is the image of Clonezilla is actually a directory, not just a file.
However, I believe actually you can do that with "ecryptfs-utils", which could be used to encrypt a dir. You can have a wrapper program and combine Clonezilla commands (e.g. ocs-sr) to do that.
Let me know if you successfully write one, and it would be great if you can share that.
I can't find a good way to do so.
Can't we just encrypt every single file with a simple encrypt command / password?
It's possible. Just need to find a good and easy one to fit the command which Clonezilla uses, especially the pipeline.
Patches are welcome.
wouldn't 7z be an idea? Or gpg?
Descripted in the link method 3-4?
Unfortunately I'm not good in coding yet, otherwise I'd like to help further...
Thanks for providing this idea. We will think about that.