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image an encrypted drive without complication

Fastest way to image an encrypted hard drive:
We'd like to be able to keep it simple. the process now is as follows:

ghost32/ghost cast to the machine to be imaged. relatively simple with the image already prepared, and it is pretty quick for the most part. then we take the imaged machine and encrypt the disk using PGP desktop 9x. we'd like cut that step out, and be able to broadcast an encrypted image without having to put more effort into the process once we've made the encrypted images. (of course that will take some time).

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PowerITCommented:
What about reversing it? Encrypt the disk and then create the image. When you restore the image it will be the encrypted disk.
The disadvantage is that you can not mount such an image to have access to individual files and folders. You always have to restore it first.

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mseiAuthor Commented:
"What about reversing it? Encrypt the disk and then create the image. When you restore the image it will be the encrypted disk.
The disadvantage is that you can not mount such an image to have access to individual files and folders. You always have to restore it first."

The issue we have is when we image an encrypted disk, it comes out unencrypted..
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PowerITCommented:
Also when you make the image from a ghost boot disk, so not from within the running system?

J.
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dworltonCommented:
There is no way to PGP encrypt and then create an image that will function properly. The way PGP encrypts the whole disk doesn't allow it to be reproduced in an image. I say this from experience with about 30 people who worked on this and decided it was not a feasible solution. We follow same steps of imaging and then encrypting the drives. The only way to make it simpler is to script the post image install and encryption, which is what we do.
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