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Old 10-16-2012, 12:37 PM   #1
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RHEL 6 encryption?

Is it possible to encrypt a RHEL 6 disk after its already been setup? The developer already has his dev environment setup, but we still need to encrypt the drive. Possible?
Old 10-17-2012, 07:47 AM   #2
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The short answer is no, you would need to make a backup of the data in the non-encrypted partition(I would verify that my backup was good before taking the next step), delete the partition, create a new encrypted partition, create a new filesystem and restore your backup on the now encrypted device.

See section 3 of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Security Guide for details available at
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Thanks. Had one of our Linux guru's assist this morning and he did exactly this.


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