Full System Encryption

Topics: Users Discussion
Jul 17, 2015 at 2:09 PM
Hello all,

I'm currently using Truecrypt for full system encryption. But I'm not really satisfied with this because.
My laptop have one ssd and one hdd. On the SSD Windows 7 is running and the ssd is completly encrypted (with preboot authentification). The HDD is the data space and is also encrypted with truecrypt (will be mounted automaticly when WIndows boots up).
But so windows doesn't really see the HDD. I can't use VSS (Volume Shadow Copy) on the hdd because the driver of truecrypt doesnÄ't support this on non system disks.

Now I want to replace the HDD with an SSD and during this I also wan't to switch from Truecrypt to VeraCrypt. So my question is: Will VC support VSS on encrypted non system drives?
And will handle VC the TRIM command correctly on encrypted System and non System drives?

I couldn't find anything about that on the net. So I ask here ;-)

WIth Best Regards
Jul 20, 2015 at 11:08 AM
no one?
Jul 20, 2015 at 5:41 PM
Hello White,

Your questions are directed towards the developer since only Mounir can answer your questions about future support of VSS on non-system VeraCrypt encrypted drives and TRIM support on non-system VeraCrypt encrypted SSDs.

The documentation provides some of the answers and the limitations to your questions:

The Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service is currently supported only for partitions within the key scope of system encryption (e.g. a system partition encrypted by VeraCrypt, or a non- system partition located on a system drive encrypted by VeraCrypt, mounted when the encrypted operating system is running). Note: For other types of volumes, the Volume Shadow Copy Service is not supported because the documentation for the necessary API is not available.

Kind Regards.