[NOOB] From unencrypted to encrypted

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zukato

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I am currently running PlexGuide on a Hetzner VPS, using G Suite. When I first installed PlexGuide a couple of months ago, it was recommended not to use an encrypted drive. Things seem to have changed now.

Is there a benefit to encrypt my media folders? If yes, is there a way to switch from unencrypted to encrypted?

What are the drawbacks of encryption (CPU time for instance)?
 

Cringely

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You could try to implement EncFS. I've found that Plex works much better with EncFS rather than rclone crypt when it comes to both scanning new media and seeking mid-stream.
 
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zukato

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You could try to implement EncFS. I've found that Plex works much better with EncFS rather than rclone crypt when it comes to both scanning new media and seeking mid-stream.
Seems too complicated for me at the moment.
Underlying question: is it important to encrypt media files?
 

DeadPool

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Seems too complicated for me at the moment.
Underlying question: is it important to encrypt media files?
As stated by others and myself previously it is a matter of choice.
the SLIGHT seek time difference between en and un are a small price to pay for peace of mind.
it is a matter of fact that google are able to scan your files.
Personally i have never used it but might do so in future if it ever seems like the Big G get more invasive.
 
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As stated by others and myself previously it is a matter of choice.
the SLIGHT seek time difference between en and un are a small price to pay for peace of mind.
it is a matter of fact that google are able to scan your files.
Personally i have never used it but might do so in future if it ever seems like the Big G get more invasive.
You’ll be good unless u give google a reason 2
 
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