Here is what happened, I first collected my data into one folder,
tar'd it, encrypted it with
gpg, put it in truecrypt container, and after that started to copy the container to another place, but before copying got to the halfway mark:
so I opened the container and started to copy gpg files out again, but there was one file that didn't finish coping, so I started to decrypt it, but there was a problem down there.
rezx@rezx-desktop:/media/truecrypt8$ gpg Backup4
gpg: CAMELLIA256 encrypted data
gpg: gpg-agent is not available in this session
gpg: encrypted with 1 passphrase
gpg: Backup4: unknown suffix
Enter new filename [Backup4]: Backup4.tar
gpg: Backup4: read error: Input/output error
gpg: Problem reading source (257056845 bytes remaining)
gpg: handle plaintext failed: file read error
gpg: mdc_packet with invalid encoding
gpg: decryption failed: invalid packet
I don't want to get back what has been lost up there, as I still hve unencrypt copy, but such a problem gets me back to my first question "what is the safest & most secure way to back up my data?" and some other questions.
If the .gpg file was corrupted shouldn't it be encrypted by truecrypt. If yes, how come I can't copy the container.
How safe is a
tararchive and a
gpgencrypted file for long term archives and big files because if something bad happened, it may be with
tararchive or with
gpgas it's not with truecrypt, the rest of file is ok.
What is the safest and most secure way to archive a backup for my private data. I can't handle losing it because there would be some movies/pictures that can't be taken again, since funny/embarrassing/happy/sad moments don't happen twice. I don't have a time machine to go back and film baby first step/word, so it has to be safe and secure. There is some poetry/thoughts/films/pictures/???/ that I didn't want any stranger to see, but I like to watch it with who i want family/friends.