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       ecryptfs-migrate-home - migrate a user's home directory to an encrypted home setup


       ecryptfs-migrate-home [-u|--user USER]


       -u, --user USER
              Migrate USER's home directory to an encrypted home directory


       WARNING:  Make  a  complete  backup  copy  of  the non-encrypted data to another system or
       external media. This script is dangerous and in case of an error,  could  result  in  data
       lost, or USER locked out of the system!

       This program must be executed by root.

       This  program  will  attempt  to  migrate  a  user's  home  directory to an encrypted home

       This program requires free disk space 2.5x the current size of the home  directory  to  be
       migrated.   Once  successful, you can recover most of this space by deleting the cleartext

       The USER must be logged out of all sessions in order to perform the migration, and have no
       open files according to lsof(1).

       Once  the migration has completed, the USER must login immediately, BEFORE THE NEXT REBOOT
       in order to complete the migration.

       After logging in, if USER can read and write files in their home  directory  successfully,
       then  the  migration  has  completed  successfully  and can remove the cleartext backup in

       After a successful migration, the USER really must  run  ecryptfs-unwrap-passphrase(1)  or
       zescrow(1) and record their randomly generated mount passphrase.

       If  swap  is not already encrypted, it is highly recommended that your administrator setup
       encrypted swap using ecryptfs-setup-swap(1).


       ecryptfs-unwrap-passphrase(1), ecryptfs-setup-private(1), ecryptfs-setup-swap(1), lsof(1),
       rsync(1), zescrow(1)


       This  manpage was written by Dustin Kirkland <> for Ubuntu systems (but
       may be used by others).  Permission is granted to  copy,  distribute  and/or  modify  this
       document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 or any later version
       published by the Free Software Foundation.

       On Debian and Ubuntu systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License  can  be
       found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.