I am using the -o xattr option, but my backup tools do not preserve extended attributes. How can I back up the lower files?

Asked by Dustin Kirkland  on 2008-09-25

Mount with the -o encrypted_view flag and read the files from under the eCryptfs mount point. The files read will be encrypted, and the cryptographic metadata will be in the headers of the encrypted files that are passed through, even if this metadata is actually stored in the extended attribute regions of the lower files.

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Answered by the FAQ.