Encrypted volume in Cloud Drive

Hi - I’ve been searching for a way to create an encrypted volume in a cloud drive (G-drive) where I can store my files encrypted and work with them through mounting the volume locally.

I have tried several packages (TrueCrypt, Cryptsetup…) but always get stopped when trying to create the volume or folder. It requires root to do this and I get, “Permission denied”.

Quite simply, is there a way around this?

Hi and welcome to the forum :+1:

I have no idea how Cloud Drives work but i guess they are like NFS shares or partitions of normal HD’s with a filesystem.

To be able to use encryption one normally uses a container that is encrypted and inside that create the filesystem.
That’s why in this case i advice you to create an encrypted file and create a filesystem inside that and mount the file, just like an ISO or VM-Drive on disk…

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Hi @Gotit, and welcome!

I, myself, use rclone and I’d highly recommend it. I have both encrypted and non-encrypted backups.

I don’t think it encrypts the data itself, but the filename is and you can add a .bin extension to whatever the filename is, further securing it. rclone also works with many cloud providers, including Google, so that’s awesome and covered.

Give it a look, I highly recommend it to just about everyone.

Hope this helps.

That is not encryption but filename mangling, i don’t think that was the intention of the OP :wink:

I know, that’s why I mention it.

And AFAIK , the filenames are encrypted to a string with a salt and everything. If it’s more than that, it’s also cool with me. As I said, I’m not sure, that’s just how I understand it.