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alternatives for encrypting large files?

asked 2017-03-07 15:10:48 -0500

asta666 gravatar image

Hi, I've tried gpg but I get zlib inflate errors every time while decrypting and also 7z and I also get errors while decrypting (although in this case it doesn't seem related to zlib). I couldn't find any solutions to these issues yet, so what would you recommend as an alternative for encrypting about 10k files (20 GiB size)? Output can be a folder with individual files encrypted or a big tar I don't mind. I use Fedora25 amd64. Thanks in advance!!

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Thanks for your suggestions but I'm looking for an option I can use with cloud storage.

asta666 gravatar imageasta666 ( 2017-03-07 20:11:52 -0500 )edit

encfs is perfect for that, just sync the source (encrypted) directory with your cloud storage service.

fcomida gravatar imagefcomida ( 2017-03-07 20:35:17 -0500 )edit

great! will check it out

asta666 gravatar imageasta666 ( 2017-03-07 20:55:33 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-03-07 19:07:15 -0500

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fuse-encfs could be your solution, more manageable than a LUKS volume/partition. There is a port for Windows and Mac OSX too.

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encfs seems to be working very well, and it's much faster than gpg and 7z, Thank you!

asta666 gravatar imageasta666 ( 2017-03-09 13:40:53 -0500 )edit

answered 2017-03-07 18:42:05 -0500

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Store the files on an LUKS encrypted volume (LVM2) or partition.

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answered 2017-03-08 01:08:31 -0500

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updated 2017-03-08 01:11:53 -0500

I suggest use LUKS for encrypting your files, but there is also the VeraCrypt, he is a direct successor and OpenSource of TrueCrypt to create encrypted directories.

See a look: VeraCrypt Codex - Downloads

Or if you prefer:

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