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Imaging an encrypted device in Full Disk Encryption (FDE)

    • Updated:
    • 26 Feb 2015
    • Product/Version:
    • Endpoint Encryption 3.0 Full Disk Encrypti
    • Endpoint Encryption 5.0
    • Platform:
    • Windows 7 32-bit
Summary

Create an image of the encrypted device using FDE of Endpoint Encryption. This is necessary to deploy an exact sector-by-sector copy of an encrypted hard disk drive for forensic or backup purposes.

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Requirements for image creation

  • Master PC that is fully functional and encrypted with FDE
  • External hard disk drive with enough capacity to hold the master PC hard disk drive image
  • CD with Linux OS
  • Ability to boot off a CD and configured BIOS

To create an image:

  1. Insert the CD with Linux OS into the master PC.
  2. Attach the external hard disk drive.
  3. Boot off the CD.
  4. When the Linux OS loads, select Language.
  5. Select Try Ubuntu without any change to your computer.
  6. Within the Linux OS, identify the drive designations (dev/sba or dev/sdb).
  7. Make sure that the Ubuntu automatically mounted both C drive and your external USB storage devices.
  8. On the top menu, System\Administration\Partition Explorer, click the partition and right-click Information to look for the Status Name. For example, /dev/sda and https://esupport.trendmicro.com/media/MA.
  9. Within the Linux OS, run Terminal and enter the following command:

    sudo dd if=/dev/sda of=https://esupport.trendmicro.com/media/MA/dataarmor.img bs=2M

    Wherein:

    "if" = input or source information which is the disk image
    "of" = output file location
    "bs" = block size which is optional; amount of data dd that will read and write in each loop around until it reaches the end of the data

The image will be stored in the external drive.

Requirements to re-image

  • Target PC with the same hard disk drive size, hardware layout, peripherals, sound, video card, etc.
     
    The existing OS on the PC will be over written or destroyed by this process.
  • External hard disk drive with the image created
  • CD with Linux OS
  • Ability to boot off a CD and configured BIOS

To re-image a disk:

  1. Insert the CD with Linux OS into the master PC.
  2. Attach the external hard disk drive.
  3. Boot off the CD.
  4. When the Linux OS loads, select Language.
  5. Select Try Ubuntu without any change to your computer.
  6. Within the Linux OS, run Terminal and enter the following command to begin the restoration:

    sudo dd if=https://esupport.trendmicro.com/media/MA/dataarmor.img of=/dev/sda bs=2M

  7. Exit and reboot.
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Category:
Configure; Troubleshoot; Deploy; Install; Upgrade
Solution Id:
1059802
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