encrypted filesystem

April 10, 2013 6.5k views
Is it possible to use an encrypted filesystem? If not, is the capability on the roadmap?
11 Answers
We do not encrypt the file system of your virtual server as any encrypted system has to pass through encryption and decryption on writes and reads which would add a significant amount of overhead.

You could look into encrypting your files inside of your VM and see if there are any guides that you could perhaps follow online.
I understand the necessary overhead, but there are several applications where it is useful or necessary. For example, encrypting a database at rest. Pre-encrypting files doesn't help for that use case.
Edit: What about as an option? You can run an encrypted or unencrypted file system?
Bump. I am interested in this as well. Is it possible to use dm-crypt or fuse from our VPS's?
I also need some solution here.
Would be awesome to have this as an option when spawning new Droplets.
+1 after the news telling "DigitalOcean leaks customer data between VMs" http://hn.meteor.com/posts/6983097-347bd
I understand the overhead, but simply i need it, or i can't use digitalocean for my vms
Sorry to roll this up again, but is it possible to switch to a custom kernel or initrd? I didn't find an option for this. This would make things much easier.
Unfortunately that is currently not possible, Josef.
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