How do you backup an encrypted geli partition?

RW fbsd06 at
Wed Jul 18 17:29:05 UTC 2007

On Wed, 18 Jul 2007 08:02:53 -0700
"Neil Gruending" <neil at> wrote:

> Hi there,
> If I created an encrypted partition using geli, is it possible back it
> up to another machine and still keep in encrypted? I want to use geli
> for my subversion repository and then back it up to an offsite host
> (hopefully using something like rsync).

Short of taking a disk image, no. But once it's mounted it's no
different from any other partition, so there's nothing to stop you
rsynching to another encrypted partition or creating an encrypted

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