I’ve just started using insync and I’d like to sync my entire gdrive (~2TB) to an external encrypted HDD (in case I lose the HDD and it falls in strangers hands).
I intend to use this HDD on ubuntu and windows, so I’m formatting it NTFS and will use VeraCrypt.
Theoretically it should be fine, but I wanted to check if anyone has done this and if there are any gotchas? Particularly I’m interested in:
- if the encrypted volume is not available (e.g. HDD not mounted, or HDD is available but volume not decrypted yet), will insync decide that I’ve deleted all of my files and delete everything from google drive? (Something similar happened with Dropbox once when it couldn’t find the dropbox folder!)
- Is it better to use full disk encryption (my preference at this point), vs creating an encrypted container, and placing the insync folder inside this volume?
(Just to reiterate: I’m not looking to store encrypted files in the cloud, i’m looking to encrypt my local insync folder)