I've recently moved my desktop to a fully encrypted system (encrypted LVM). On here I have all of my personally created data, basically stuff I can't afford to loose, photos for example. This is backed up weekly.
Now for my large data storage, media etc, I don't do backups, because it can be replaced if lost, stolen or damaged - not easily, but it can. For this data, I use large external hard drives.
I would like to encrypt this large external storage, but I'm not sure what's the best tool for the job. I'm very familiar with encfs, and I'm quite familiar with TrueCrypt, so those are the two I'm looking at.
I must admit, I like encfs, but would really rather a single container than a pass-through filesystem, but my main concern is data stability.
If I use truecrypt, and let's say I create a 250gb container on one of my external drives, and create an ext3 (or whatever else) filesystem in there, my worry is filesystem degradation. Basically, will this truecrypt volume contained filesystem every be checked by fsck? Is this a flaw or major problem with encrypted volumes?
So, all advice and suggestions are welcome... Fire away