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Creating encrypted backups of linux systems

Creating encrypted backups of linux systems

I recently bough myself a new external USB hard drive to hold backups of my laptop and one of my desktop computers running Ubuntu and Fedora, respectively. I wanted to run encrypted backups of both computers individually, so that they were protected by separate key phrases. After reading up on a few different solutions, I came across two great tools for this purpose: “encfs” to create encrypted folders “rdiff-backup” to create the backups