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ecryptfs-migrate-home(8)	   eCryptfs	      ecryptfs-migrate-home(8)

       ecryptfs-migrate-home  -	 migrate  a  user's  home  to  directory to an
       encrypted home setup

       ecryptfs-migrate-home [-u|--user USER]

       -u, --user USER
	      Migrate USER's home directory to an encrypted home directory

       WARNING: Make a complete backup	copy  of  the  non-encrypted  data  to
       another	system or external media. This script is dangerous and in case
       of an error, could result in data lost, or lock USER out of the system!

       This program must be executed by root.

       This program will attempt to migrate a  user's  home  directory	to  an
       encrypted home directory.

       This program requires free disk space 2.5x the current size of the home
       directory to be migrated.  Once successful, you	can  recover  most  of
       this space by deleting the cleartext directory.

       The  USER  must	be  logged out of all sessions in order to perform the
       migration, and have no open files according to lsof(1).

       Once the migration has completed,  the  USER  must  login  immediately,
       BEFORE THE NEXT REBOOT in order to complete the migration.

       After logging in, if USER can read and write files in their home direc‐
       tory successfully, then the migration has  completed  successfully  and
       can remove the cleartext backup in /home/.

       After a successful migration, the USER really must run ecryptfs-unwrap-
       passphrase(1) or zescrow(1) and record their randomly  generated	 mount

       If  swap	 is  not already encrypted, it is highly recommended that your
       administrator setup encrypted swap using ecryptfs-setup-swap(1).

       ecryptfs-unwrap-passphrase(1), ecryptfs-setup-private(1), ecryptfs-set‐
       up-swap(1), lsof(1), rsync(1), zescrow(1)

       This  manpage  was written by Dustin Kirkland <> for
       Ubuntu systems (but may be used by others).  Permission is  granted  to
       copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU
       General Public License, Version 2 or any later version published by the
       Free Software Foundation.

       On Debian and Ubuntu systems, the complete text of the GNU General Pub‐
       lic License can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.

ecryptfs-utils			  2012-01-24	      ecryptfs-migrate-home(8)

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