gbde and geli - differences

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at
Sat Mar 24 19:10:21 UTC 2007

>> why there are both? what should i use to have better chance i will be
>> able to recover data after say 10 years knowing password?
> I presume it's to do with geli using OpenSSL libraries and so picking-up
> hardware acceleration where available. I think gdbe is being sidelined.

i switched to geli, making all my encrypted partition DVD sized, so i can 
back it up encrypted by writing whole device to DVD.

and geli uses 2-3 times less CPU time doing the same encryption. both can 
use passwords and key files.

thank you

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