It is possible what I did is not valid, so hear me out.
I have a local hard drive. It is attached through a DDWRT converted WIFI router. I access this over CIFS (\\<router ip>\share).
I tested this out using CloudDrive with drive encryption enabled. Just to check the speeds / performance. Very nice! I was limited by the WIFI link - as expected.
Keep in mind, my reason for doing CloudDrives is to get my photos of my kids out of the house in case of fire. I have long wanted to also get the videos of my kids out of the house - but without paying for the service, I cannot allocate that much space. Also, I have a shoestring for internet, so it would take probably until the house DID burn down to get everything uploaded.
- As I intend to put this 1.5TB drive in my neighbor's house, I thought, why not also toss on Bitlocker? Just playing around - not like this is going to make it ANY more secure.
- This was taking forever over the WIFI link.
- My next step was to disconnect the drive and attach it locally to my server. I then re-created the drive and turned on bitlocker. This took a while to finish as the initial encryption of bitlocker usually does. It also means that the ENTIRE CloudDrive was written. So, I have 1.36TB of chunks on that 1.5TB drive. OK great!
- This morning, I disconnected the "Local" Drive by unplugging the USB (using proper USB eject). Then, plugged the router back in and attached this drive. While I waited for that to boot, I updated the CloudDrive version and reset the server. I got a notification in RED that said it could not reconnect to the local drive. I destroyed the local drive as I do not intend to use it like that again.
- I tested my DDWRT router connectivity using Explorer. Everything was good.
- I then added a File Share. CloudDrive was able to connect to the drive. Here is where I am stuck. USUALLY when I reattach existing drives from say Google Drive, or DropBox, if my memory is serving me...I get a menu that allows me to reattach / enter my decrypt key.
With the local share, I do not see that. I only get the option to create a new drive. Am I mistaken and I only need to go back through the recreation steps? I do not want to lose what i have (Bitlocker took a REALLY long time!!). What are the steps I need to re-add this back in? I can certainly handle any bitlocker side. I just want to ensure I get the drive attached without wiping it and starting over. If I must, I will recreate it, but again, I'd hate to lose what I did with Bitlocker only because of the time investment. I still do not think it is going to make a difference security wise, and if someone is going to break the AES that CloudDrive puts on there, ok, have fun looking at pictures / video of my kids.