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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

       This program must be executed by root.

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

       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 directory.

       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 /home/.

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

       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)


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       Ubuntu  systems  (but may be used by others).  Permission is granted to
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       Free Software Foundation.

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