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    Bare metal backup to Truecrypt-encrypted external hard-drive

    Hi,
    I wish to do a so-called "bare metal backup" of my hard-drive using Clonezilla or similar software. The only problem is that I would like the destination of the backup to be an external hard-drive which has been encrypted using Truecrypt.

    Since Truecrypt isn't included in the Clonezilla LiveCD, the external hard-drive obviously can't be mounted so easily. Any suggestions on possible workarounds or other software?

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    Re: Bare metal backup to Truecrypt-encrypted external hard-drive

    Here is an alternative .. which I have installed recently ..

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2047307

    I guess this approach might be adapted to use TrueCrypt

    and you could place your encrypted archives in the cloud (AWS S3 buckets).

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    Re: Bare metal backup to Truecrypt-encrypted external hard-drive

    Thanks...but do you have any ideas on how to mount a Truecrypt volume in Clonezilla (or similar)?

    I suppose I could just do the backup to a regular external hard-drive and simply move it to my Trucrypt volume, but...

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    Re: Bare metal backup to Truecrypt-encrypted external hard-drive

    I'm a bit preoccupied at the moment trying to recover some files on my configuration .. but this thread might help you ..

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/clon.../topic/3676076

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    Re: Bare metal backup to Truecrypt-encrypted external hard-drive

    Yes, that seems to be exactly what I've been looking for! Thank you!

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