A D Vishnu Prasad

CID - Cloud Infrastructure Designer

Encryption at REST

Already so many people have written about what/why Encryption at REST. So I am just going to help you to setup Encryption at REST in ubuntu using luksFormat. You can read more about the cryptsetup and LuksFormat here

Step 1: Create crypt volume file format

Assuming the device is /dev/xvdc. Please do not forget the passphrase. You will not be able to recover the data if you forget.

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sudo su
cryptsetup -y -v luksFormat /dev/xvdc

Step 2:

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cryptsetup luksOpen /dev/xvdc edata-epg

Step 3:

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cryptsetup -v status edata-epg

Step 4:

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apt-get install pv
pv -tpreb /dev/zero | dd of=/dev/mapper/edata-epg bs=128M

Step 5:

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mkfs.ext4 /dev/mapper/edata-epg
mount /dev/mapper/edata-epg /e_data

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