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Droplet "native" storage: is it encrypted similarly to Block Storage Volumes?

Posted September 22, 2019 2k views
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Droplet “native” storage: is it encrypted similarly to Block Storage Volumes?

Excerpt from https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/volumes/overview/ :

Encryption: Volumes are encrypted using the LUKS (Linux Unified Key Setup) specification. The entire storage cluster is encrypted, which ensures that snapshots of volumes are also encrypted at rest.”

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Hi there @johnnyutahh / @johnnyutahh1,

We do not encrypt Droplet disks in the same way as Block Storage volumes as you described.

However, you could employ LUKS encryption or other forms of encryption on your Droplet’s disk or volumes of the disk as you manage the system directly with root access.

Hope that helps!
- Matt.

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