If you have an encrypted disk from a prior StartOS installation, you can mount its decrypted contents on a Linux computer.
This guide is advanced and should only be used when instructed by a Start9 technician.
Attach the StartOS data drive to your Linux desktop or laptop computer.
Ensure cryptsetup is installed:
sudo apt update && sudo apt install -y cryptsetup
Enter the following command to reveal your disk’s crypto_LUKS filesystems and their labels:
We are interested in the services data so copy the long label ending with
Take that label, prepend
/dev/mapper/ to it, and feed it to
sudo cryptsetup open /dev/mapper/EMBASSY_NBMVE7OASAPTIIXNEPFN6PLAPJNT72F2XAVK43L2PGB6O2JRB35A-package--data startos_data_unlocked
You will be prompted for the password to decrypt the filesystem which is
password, and a new device mapping called startos_data_unlocked will be created.
Mount the startos_data_unlocked device at a path of your choosing. Here, we will use
sudo mkdir /mnt/startos_data sudo mount /dev/mapper/startos_data_unlocked /mnt/startos_data
Inspect the decrypted files in preparation for copying via
rsync or similar utility: