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Using TrueCrypt for External Backup Hard Drive on SBS 2003

I would like to use TrueCrypt to encrypt removable hard drives for backup on an SBS 2003 Server.
A few questions:

1. How do I get the drives to mount automatically at start up without manually mounting them?
I chose to have TrueCrypt start up automatically but it is asking for the password.  Can it cache the password so there's no intervention needed?

2. I encrypted the partition on the drive (not the drive itself) but everytime it mounts TrueCrypt issues a different drive letter.  How do I force it to take the same drive letter every time for the partition?
Thanks.
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b1dupree
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TolomirAdministratorCommented:
2nd part of the question, please check this:

http://www.truecrypt.org/docs/?s=command-line-usage
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TolomirAdministratorCommented:
1st part how about this:

Mount a volume called myvolume.tc using the password MyPassword, as the drive letter X. TrueCrypt will open an explorer window and beep; mounting will be automatic:

 truecrypt /v myvolume.tc /lx /a /p MyPassword /e /b

use it with:

 /keyfile  or /k       Specifies a keyfile or a keyfile search path. For multiple keyfiles, specify e.g.:
          /k c:\keyfile1.dat /k d:\KeyfileFolder /k c:\kf2

you can place the keyfile on an usb stick, without that stick the container (partition) cannot be mounted.
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TolomirAdministratorCommented:
if you use a keyfile the password can be empty
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TolomirAdministratorCommented:
for details about keyfiles see:

http://www.truecrypt.org/docs/?s=keyfiles
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b1dupreeAuthor Commented:
Thanks.  
1. Where do give the volume or partition a name (as in  myvolume.tc)?

2.  Should that command line you listed be used for the  syntax of the TARGET for the icon in the Windows startup group?

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TolomirAdministratorCommented:
Create a textfile. Open it in editor.

type into the textfile (use your details for the partition) / password  : see code

safe it as automount.cmd and place a shotcut to it in the autostart folder.
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(to determine the path to a partition/device, run TrueCrypt and click Select Device)

/lx makes sure the partition is always mounted as drive x:



truecrypt /v \Device\Harddisk1\Partition3 /lx /a /p MyPassword /e /b

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TolomirAdministratorCommented:
choose right partition for the batch file

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