Managing and Troubleshooting Encrypted Volumes in Linux

By David Thomas

This course will get you ready to manage and troubleshoot encrypted volumes in Linux.

1 hour
  • 18 Lessons
  • 6 Hands-On Labs

About the course

This course compares the types of encryption available on Linux and explores when and how to use them. We will also discuss some best practices and how to securely delete data. Finally, we’ll put this knowledge to work by creating and mounting different encrypted file systems and troubleshooting common problems with each.

  • Chapter 1 3 Lessons Getting Started 2:48

    An Important Note About A Cloud Guru and Linux Academy Courses


    About This Course


    About Course Author

  • Chapter 2 4 Lessons Encryption Best Practices 24:03

    Why to Use Encryption


    Key and Password Management


    Securely Deleting Encrypted Data


    Securely Deleting Encrypted Data on Linux

    15:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 3 6 Lessons Types of Encryption on Linux 49:21

    Stacked Filesystem Encryption


    Block Device Encryption


    Comparing Stacked Encryption Options


    Create and Mount an Encrypted Block Device Using dm-crypt

    15:00 Hands-On Lab

    Create and Mount an Encrypted Filesystem Using eCryptFS

    15:00 Hands-On Lab

    Create and Mount an Encrypted Directory Using gocryptfs

    15:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 4 4 Lessons Troubleshooting 36:20

    Common dm-crypt Issues


    Common Stacked Encryption Issues


    Fix This Broken Stacked Encrypted Linux Filesystem

    15:00 Hands-On Lab

    Fix This Broken Encrypted Linux Block Device

    15:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 5 1 Lesson In Conclusion 0:32



What you will need

  • We recommend basic Linux command line knowledge for this course, such as editing files and mounting filesystems.

What are Hands-on Labs

What's the difference between theoretical knowledge and real skills? Practical real-world experience. That's where Hands-on Labs come in! Hands-on Labs are guided, interactive experiences that help you learn and practice real-world scenarios in real cloud environments. Hands-on Labs are seamlessly integrated in courses, so you can learn by doing.

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