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Full disk encryption?

Posted August 31, 2013 14k views
Hi there, Is it possible to completely encrypt the SSD of a droplet using Ubuntu ? Thanks, Gilles

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This is currently not possible as we do not support modifying a droplet's partition table.

You can always use software such as TrueCrypt:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/TrueCrypt
I was planning to use TrueCrypt but thought there was a better method, thanks anyway

While not ‘completely’, a very large file as a container might do what you want, as explained here:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-use-dm-crypt-to-create-an-encrypted-volume-on-an-ubuntu-vps

by Justin Ellingwood
Encrypting your data is a great way to ensure that nobody will have access to your sensitive information if they ever get access to your server. There are many possible uses for this, such as making it easier to decommission servers with sensitive data, storing uncommonly accessed but important files, etc. In this guide, we will discuss how to use dm-crypt to create create an encrypted volume out of a regular empty file.
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