Re: backing up an encrypted home folder
Personally I would just use the built in utility deja-dup (called backup in your menu's) You can select which folders to backup, where to backup (be it network share, local drive, the cloud etc..) It allows you to encrypt your backup or leave it unencrypted ( if you just rsync/tar or whatever your backups will be unencrypted) It does incremental backups, meaning it only backs up files which have changed since the last backup, which saves space and time. It allows you to restore from previous backups based on the date they were created. You can also set it to routinely backup your files at regular intervals.
it's a fairly decent, easy to use backup solution imho.
This is correct.
this is probably a stupid question, but i have my dropbox folder in /home/$user/dropbox. are my files there encrypted? from what i understand, they are encrypted on my HDD (in the event my laptop is lost/stolen) but not on dropbox, because dropbox never sees them in the encrypted format, right?
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