Maybe it was time to figure out how to encrypt the entire drive with a non-container method, and I wanted to look away from TrueCrypt since Im interested in crypto diversity.
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The drawback with my TrueCrypt method is having to create files of fixed sizes. You either have a lot of empty space tied up or youre bursting at the seams and cant expand a volume. And youre dealing with some large files, perhaps with additional risk of an entire volume being more easily corrupted? I had managed this ok in the past, but I always agonized over the size of volumes to create for backups, since its hard to predict future requirements there. I know TrueCrypt has ways of encrypting entire devices, but Ive been hesitant to go down that road.