Ownclound Client and local encryption

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#1

Hi all,

I'm use a encryption software to protect my data on my laptop (only folders, not the full disk) and I want to use OC Windows Client to sync some of this data in their uncrypted state. How can I be sure that the owncloud windows client wait for the local folder is open (by the encryption software) before start to sync ?

Thanks,
Yannick


#2

Hi @ymolinet!

I've already seen many people reporting to be using local encryption, it's definitely a hot topic for people interested in data safety. Just out of curiosity, which encryption software are you using?

The desktop client team is working right now in a fix that might help you if you use a system based on unencrypted mounting points (e.g. VeraCrypt):

After this is implemented, once you have your local folder (drive) unlocked by the enc. software, the client will start syncing again. How does that sound?

Best,
Samuel


#3

I'm using ESET DESLOCK+ PRO.
What is the impact if I try to crypt the root folder of the data sync (root folder contains the db files) ? When running, the owncloud client could not open the files (db) because it's crypted so sync could not start ?


#4

There is already a pull request linked to this issue. Not sure if it is worth testing it.
@ogoffart


#5

@ymolinet Do you also want to test the nightly? https://github.com/owncloud/client/issues/5317#issuecomment-270630864