Fans of LUKS encrypted file systems received some good news this week. The GParted partitioning manager software (commonly used through GParted Live) now supports working with LUKS encrypted volumes as of version 0.28.0. "This release adds partial read-write support for LUKS encrypted file systems. GParted can't create, open or close LUKS encryption volumes; however it can copy, resize and manipulate file systems inside open LUKS volumes and move closed LUKS volumes. (Resizing requires Linux kernel >= 3.6 and libparted >= 3.2 for online partition resizing)." The GParted project included a reminder that people who use these features should first create backups of any important files as manipulating partitions and volumes can result in data loss.
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