Backing up an encrypted partition

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Tue Jan 17 04:10:00 PST 2006

vittorio <vdemart1 at> writes:

> From time to time I backup up my ad0s3a and ad0s3d partitions by means of dump 
> issuing a 'dump -a0f  fileA /dev/ad0s3a' etc.
> Having just set up a gdbe encrypted partition /dev/ads0s3e which I mount with
> gbde attach /dev/ad0s3e -l /etc/gbde/ad0s3e
> mount /dev/ad0s3e.bde /mydir/encrypt
> I wonder WHAT should I now dump when backing up:
> dump -a0f  fileE /dev/ad0s3e
> OR
> dump -a0f  fileE /dev/ad0s3e.bde
> ?

I would expect it to be the latter.

Take the easy approach; try it and see.

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