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Encrypted root disk migration for FreeBSD

arpnetworks dump/restore encryption freebsd

I’ve had a VPS with ARP Networks for a long time now. Things were a bit different back then. The default FreeBSD installer suggested setting up multiple partitions (slices) on a disk by default. This is no longer the case. Encryption wasn’t a thing that people generally worried about. I’ve had it on my todo list for a while now to figure out how to converge to a single encrypted partition on my VPS — saving me from running out of space in /var/, and also to protect the data on the underlying “disk”. I finally worked it out a few weeks ago.


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