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alain williams Silver badge

Encrypt file systems ?

For a run of the mill office server, encrypting the important file systems should not really slow it down too much. A quick search finds: Ubuntu extra overhead of 5%, others should not be vastly different. Thus acceptable on a modern server that has more CPUs/cores that you know what to do with.

If you are smart: do not encrypt the file systems needed to get it up & running, then on a reboot you can ssh in and get the encrypted file systems mounted.

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