#60 Support for unlocking and writing to a LUKS encrypted USB disk/partition

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Steven Shiau
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2014-08-13
2013-07-06
E Kastelijn
No

If you have a (local connected) LUKS encrypted USB partition/drive, then Clonezilla is unable to use/open it as a backup target.
It would be nice if Clonezilla could detect that the target drive is encrypted using LUKS and would ask the user for the unlock passphrase.
As soon as the target drive/partition is unlocked, the normal backup process can resume.
This feature request is different from feature request #39, because that issue suggests using GPG to encrypt files, and this feature request would implement writing to a LUKS encrypted partition.
The encrypted target can be unlocked using open source tools (cryptsetup).

Discussion

  • Would like this as well.

     
  • Steven Shiau
    Steven Shiau
    2014-01-19

    Thanks for requesting this. We will try to make that in the future.
    For the time being, I believe you can switch to console 2, and use cryptsetup to mount that as /home/partimag/, then switch back to console 1 to continue the Clonezilla wizard.

    Steven.

     
  • Steven Shiau
    Steven Shiau
    2014-01-19

    • assigned_to: Steven Shiau