On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 09:09:20PM -0500, patric conant wrote:Sure, I could backup the encrypted volume. However, I'd rather back the data up as an unencrypted directory along with everything else. I don't know what's involved in e.g. restoring an accidentally deleted file from within an encrypted volume. I guess I'd treat it like a tarball in that its a file, mount it somewhere using the usual key and retreive the file, mount the user's encrypted volume and copy the file back where it belongs. Its likely that its me that's confused. Since what I'm contemplating doesn't seem to be mainstream, I'm assuming that backup and restore procedures aren't mainstream (e.g. have the kinks worked out) either. That assumption could be invalid. Doug.