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June 29, 2011, 08:41:47 PM
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Does anyone else here keep their wallet.dat inside a Truecrypt drive?
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June 29, 2011, 08:52:30 PM
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Yes, why do you ask?
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June 29, 2011, 08:55:36 PM
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Yes, why do you ask?

Because nobody else is doing to so I wonder if there is a issue with doing it...
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June 29, 2011, 08:58:40 PM
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I'm using EncFS (instead of TrueCrypt) on Ubuntu, hosted within Ubuntu One as a cloud repository.
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June 29, 2011, 09:00:43 PM
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Because nobody else is doing to so I wonder if there is a issue with doing it...

I'm curious, who is this "nobody else" you speak of, and why are they not safe?

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June 29, 2011, 09:31:03 PM
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Because nobody else is doing to so I wonder if there is a issue with doing it...

I'm curious, who is this "nobody else" you speak of, and why are they not safe?

I just don't see many forum posts here about Truecrypt so I though something was up.
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June 29, 2011, 09:45:12 PM
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Truecrypt is your friend. Safe enough I'd leave the file lying around on the web with my 36 character password.
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June 29, 2011, 10:52:31 PM
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Truecrypt is your friend. Safe enough I'd leave the file lying around on the web with my 36 character password.
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I use TrueCrypt, however not for my wallet.dat.
This is not because there is anything wrong with TrueCrypt. It is because of wasted space*.

The minimum size you can make a TrueCrypt container is 292 kB which is more then enough for a wallet.
For a comparison. The average size of a MP3 is 3.5 MB**.

3.5 MB = 3, 500 Kb (OK... 3,584 Kb, however I think you get the point).
 
* This is not a consideration for most (if not all) because of the sizes of hard drives.

** See http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_average_size_of_an_mp3_file

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June 30, 2011, 10:49:41 AM
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Truecrypt is your friend. Safe enough I'd leave the file lying around on the web with my 36 character password.
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infested999,

I use TrueCrypt, however not for my wallet.dat.
This is not because there is anything wrong with TrueCrypt. It is because of wasted space*.

The minimum size you can make a TrueCrypt container is 292 kB which is more then enough for a wallet.
For a comparison. The average size of a MP3 is 3.5 MB**.

3.5 MB = 3, 500 Kb (OK... 3,584 Kb, however I think you get the point).
 
* This is not a consideration for most (if not all) because of the sizes of hard drives.

** See http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_average_size_of_an_mp3_file

You don't use Truecrypt for your wallet.dat because your trying to save 92kB of Hard Drive space?
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