I like others users would really like to see an encryption at rest. This feature is critically important to me. +1 for this feature.
In the meantime, I have read the previous thread and as a work around I have implemented the suggested solution- Use Joplin portable in a veracrypt container.
This seems to be working out well so far however I have one problem. When I backup my files, Joplin temporarily copies all files to a location on my unprotected c:\ drive.- somewhere in my Windows c:\users folder. upon completion ti then copies the files to the secure folder I have specified during the backup.
This creates two problems me:
The security of the data is compromised during backup as now every file has been copied out of the secure container.
My system drive is not that big and runs out of space during the backup. I first noticed then because new backups were smaller than the older ones and backing up started causing Windows explorer to crash (as the drive ran out of space). When I investigated I found out that all my files were sitting outside of the secure container.
My request is that Joplin portable use the path which is displayed in Options->General. I did notice that Joplin portable does create a tmp drive inside JoplinProfile however it doesn’t look like the backup process uses it.
Ultimately I would like to see full encryption at rest as it could potentially take care of this issue but in the meantime I would like to see Joplin use the tmp path it sets up inside the portable folder for backups.