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Encryption and Backups?

I am thinking of replacing my NAS with a Lima. Two questions:

ENCRYPTION

Is the data on the Lima HDD encrypted? What are some options to encrypt it?

In the past, I have used BoxCryptor. On Windows, it can work on any mapped network drive, so I assume from my desktop that would work for encrypting files. However, I'm not sure how the mobile client works for Lima so if BoxCryptor would be able to work with it.

BACKUPS

What are some best practices for backups? It seems I can setup two Lima devices to mirror each other, which is something, but that isn't ideal. I guess I could setup a mirror to a cloud storage system like Dropbox, if the files are encrypted.

thanks

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I would prefer Lima include at-rest encryption as part of the OS. I was told this would be the case with Lima Ultra.

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LIma does not currently support encrypted drives according to support.

"Hello,

Thank you for your message and your interest in our product!

Unfortunately, Lima doesn't support encrypted hard drives for the time being. However, I forwarded your suggestion to the Product Team."

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I am now confused as Lima quotes:

Lima encrypts all communications between your devices using AES. Only your devices can decipher them with a unique dedicated key.

I believe this means that data encrypted on the hard drives as well ?

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No, I don't believe your assumption is correct. I read that as saying that the data between Lima and the receiving device is encrypted.

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Hi, folks. I just received the following from Team Lima when I asked about file encryption on the hard drive:

"[The] data in your Lima-attached drive is really encrypted. Lima uses asymmetric cryptography. When Lima is installed, the application generates a RSA-2048 pair of keys, identifiable by the user's email, and whose private key is protected by the user password. This private key, which is what identifies you in the system, is stored in your Lima and your devices."

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So, if you unplug the drive from Lima, the data on the drive remains encrypted?