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I would like to know if anyone has "played" with encrypted rsync.
Let me clarify, I have a VPS with 300GB which I want to use for backing up my file-server using rsync over ssh. But I would like the destination target to be encrypted. Any suggestions ?

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Using rsync over ssh (-e ssh) gets you encryption on the wire. Can you explain what you mean by the target being encrypted?
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Do you mean you want to encrypt your data after it was securely transfered from one machine to the other?
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Do you mean you want to encrypt your data after it was securely transfered from one machine to the other?
Exactly that!!!
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You could always encrypt the hard drive. I heard "geli" does that.

Otherwise, if you want to secure data from other users running the machine, there is always GPG.

Is one of those option the one you were looking for?
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Actually the file server is a FreeBSD 6.3 and the destination is a CenOS 5.
Are you aware of any kind of encryption that is rsync aware ?
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I am looking at doing something similar check out:
http://duplicity.nongnu.org/ or /usr/ports/sysutils/duplicity
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I am looking at doing something similar check out:
http://duplicity.nongnu.org/ or /usr/ports/sysutils/duplicity
Looks very promising thanks!

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