gbde and geli - differences

RW fbsd06 at
Sun Mar 25 20:51:11 UTC 2007

On Sat, 24 Mar 2007 20:10:11 +0100 (CET)
Wojciech Puchar <wojtek at> wrote:

> >> 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.

How do you actually write the partition to the DVD?

And can the DVD be mounted, or is it just a backup?

If you do mount them, I'm wondering why you don't get the problem I had
with the md filesystem.

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