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July 19, 2012, 03:07:01 AM
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Is there a way to specify different directories for the wallet.dat and the block chain database, so you could store the wallet.dat on a truecrypt volume and the block chain unencrypted?

That had been proposed, but has not been implemented.

You can create a symlink to the wallet.dat on the truecrypt volume though.

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July 19, 2012, 06:08:14 AM
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I recommend truecrypt..
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July 19, 2012, 08:32:16 AM
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I would use the default Linux encryption program; not Trucrypt.
Why?

Note that TrueCrypt volumes can be easily backed up: simply copy or upload the container file. This is safe (even on non-secure remote storage) because a TrueCrypt container is already secure by nature.

In theory, there's no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.
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July 19, 2012, 11:06:05 AM
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I would use the default Linux encryption program; not Trucrypt.
Why?
Because Truecrypt doesn't come with Linux and has to be installed separately, using its own installation method separate from the distribution's packaging system. It's quite a hassle for just encrypting one file, when there are more standardized solutions bundled with the distribution, ready to use.

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