Serial number how to Recover Data from Password Protected Hard Drive
GiliSoft File Lock lets you have separate HDD on your PC which may be locked and unlocked with a password within one second! All of the external hard disks you find in stores will have either Seagate or WD drives in them - the other HDD manufacterers are far behind. Identify the bridge IC and the corresponding encryption algorithm. How to set a password for an external hard drive i backup my files to an external hard drive that i keep off-site and i'd like to make sure it can only be accessed with a password (or perhaps encryption). They are the ones that will have to deal with Dell to get this recovered.
encrypted external hdd: send to sleep, wake up, mount, then unmount and send to sleep again?
I am planning to use a raspberry pi as an off-site backup solution. I have two Synology NAS, one for general use, and one that will backup important files. However, they are both next to each other, so if something happens (fire, theft, etc), that might not help me.
Can I do this with a raspberry pi, and if so, how?
- encrypt and external hdd (password, keyfile)
- connect this hdd to the raspberry pi
- (raspberry pi will be running 24/7)
- at, for example, 10pm:
- power on the external harddrive
- mount it to the pi's filesystem
- network backup¹ my important files
- after backup has completed (or just at a set time?) unmount harddrive
- power off
¹software wise I was going to use syncthing both on my server (main Synology NAS) as well as on the pi. I can have a script check every x minutes whether or not the harddrive as been mounted and -if so- start syncthing.service and wait for files to be synced.
My backup Synology NAS works similar: it will power on at a specific time, which is a few minutes before the main Synology NAS will start it's backup; then it will wait for the backup to finish and turn itself off (or go to sleep) until next sync. However, this is a Synology internal process, so the entire backup is already encrypted; I don't need to encrypt the entire drive, because the backup itself is encrypted. With the pi, it'd be different: the backup would contain all those files I want to backup as they are, without any encryption. Therefore I'd need to encrypt the harddrive, but also auto-decrypt it for backup. This is one thing I don't know how to do; the other is sending the harddrive to sleep after sync has completed. This is not mandatory, but I won't backup that many
files (only the most important ones, documents, passwords, etc.), so sync will be rather quick and I don't see why the hdd should run 24/7 when it only needs to be on for less than an hour.
Thanks in advance for your help :)
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