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Keeping /etc/ In git

On a UNIX system, the /etc/ directory is what makes it what it is. Assuming you use just open source software, and forgetting about your user data (which should be in /home/), if you have /etc/ backed up for your server you can recreate it without much difficulty. It should definitely be included in your… Read More »

eCryptFS On Debian Howto

This article explains how to get a stacked encrypted directory using the ecryptfs Linux kernel driver, and to transparently automount that directory using the ecryptfs PAM module. Being “stacked” means that the real storage is provided by your existing file system in a nominated directory. That directory is decrypted on the fly once the ecryptfs… Read More »