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Name141
October 15th, 2011, 08:17 AM
What does it ACTUALLY do ? Does it actually make the home folder encrypted in some sort of encryption keys of some sort? Does it just scramble the names ? Etc ?

2F4U
October 15th, 2011, 08:24 AM
It encrypts the home folder using a strong encryption algorithm with keys. See here:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/EncryptedHome

Name141
October 15th, 2011, 08:26 AM
It encrypts the home folder using a strong encryption algorithm with keys. See here:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/EncryptedHome

Would this make it harder to preform backups (on files in the home folder?) ?