Commit da75d221 authored by Tails developers's avatar Tails developers

doc: Replace 'permanent storage' by 'permanent volume'.

parent 2e426c79
......@@ -4,4 +4,4 @@ Tails onto a USB stick. But you might need to use this technique to get a first
running Tails, and be able to use the
<span class="application">Tails USB installer</span> on a second USB stick.
**This technique doesn't allow you to setup a persistent storage.**
**This technique doesn't allow you to setup a persistent volume.**
<div class="caution">
<strong>The use of a persistent storage in a system which is designed to provide
<strong>The use of a persistent volume in a system which is designed to provide
anonymity and leave no trace is a complicated issue.</strong><br/>
[[Read carefully the warnings section.|persistence/warnings]]
</div>
[[!meta title="Persistent Storage"]]
[[!meta title="Persistent Volume"]]
If you use Tails, version 0.11 or later, from a USB stick, you can create a
persistent storage in the free space left on the USB stick by the <span
persistent volume in the free space left on the USB stick by the <span
class="application">Tails USB Installer</span>. The files in the persistent
storage are saved and remain available across separate working sessions.
volume are saved and remain available across separate working sessions.
You can use this persistent storage to store different kinds of files:
You can use this persistent volume to store different kinds of files:
- your personal files and working documents
- the software packages that you download and install in Tails
- the configuration of the programs you use
- your encryption keys
The persistent storage is an encrypted volume protected by a passphrase.
The persistent volume is an encrypted partition protected by a passphrase.
Once the persistent storage is created, you can choose to activate it or not
Once the persistent volume is created, you can choose to activate it or not
each time you start Tails.
[[!inline pages="doc/first_steps/persistence.caution" raw="yes"]]
How to Use the Persistent Storage
How to Use the Persistent Volume
=================================
- [[Warnings About the Persistent Storage|first_steps/persistence/warnings]]
- [[Create & Configure the Persistent Storage|first_steps/persistence/configure]]
- [[Enable & Use the Persistent Storage|first_steps/persistence/use]]
- [[Delete the Persistent Storage|first_steps/persistence/delete]]
- [[Warnings About the Persistent Volume|first_steps/persistence/warnings]]
- [[Create & Configure the Persistent Volume|first_steps/persistence/configure]]
- [[Enable & Use the Persistent Volume|first_steps/persistence/use]]
- [[Delete the Persistent Volume|first_steps/persistence/delete]]
[[!meta title="Configure the Persistent Storage"]]
[[!meta title="Create & Configure the Persistent Volume"]]
[[!inline pages="doc/first_steps/persistence.caution" raw="yes"]]
[[!toc levels=2]]
Start the Persistent Storage Assistant
======================================
Start the Persistent Volume Assistant
=====================================
To start the persistent storage assistant, choose
To start the persistent volume assistant, choose
<span class="menuchoice">
<span class="guimenu">Applications</span>&nbsp;▸
<span class="guisubmenu">Tails</span>&nbsp;▸
......@@ -17,14 +17,14 @@ To start the persistent storage assistant, choose
FIXME-0.11: Error, Persistence partition is not unlocked.
-->
Creating the Persistent Storage
===============================
Creating the Persistent Volume
==============================
When run for the first time, or after [[deleting the persistent
storage|delete]], the assistant proposes to create a new persistent storage on
volume|delete]], the assistant proposes to create a new persistent volume on
the USB stick from which Tails is running.
1. The persistent storage is an encrypted volume protected by a passphrase.
1. The persistent volume is an encrypted partition protected by a passphrase.
Specify a passphrase of your choice in both the
<span class="guilabel">Passphrase</span> and <span class="guilabel">Verify
Passphrase</span> text boxes.
......@@ -38,7 +38,7 @@ Passphrase</span> text boxes.
<strong>If the creation is interrupted before it finishes</strong>, you may not
be able to start Tails from this USB stick any more. This can happen if you
close the window of the wizard or unplug the USB stick during the creation of
the persistent storage. [[Erase|first_steps/resetting_a_usb_stick]] and
the persistent volume. [[Erase|first_steps/resetting_a_usb_stick]] and
[[reinstall|first_steps/usb_installer]] Tails to fix this issue.
<!--
......@@ -50,12 +50,12 @@ FIXME-0.11:
</div>
Persistent Storage Features
===========================
Persistent Volume Features
==========================
When run from a USB stick that already has a persistent storage, the assistant
When run from a USB stick that already has a persistent volume, the assistant
shows a list of the possible persistent features. Each feature corresponds to a
set a files to be stored in the persistent storage.
set a files to be saved in the persistent volume.
<div class="note">
<strong>Restart Tails to apply the changes</strong> after selecting or
......@@ -65,7 +65,7 @@ unselecting one or several features.
<div class="bug">
If you unselect a feature that used to be activated, it will be
deactivated after restarting Tails but the corresponding files will
remain on the persistent storage.
remain on the persistent volume.
</div>
<div class="icon">
......@@ -88,7 +88,7 @@ To open the <span class="filename">Persistent</span> folder, choose
</div>
When this feature is activated, the OpenPGP keys that you create or import are
saved to the persistent storage.
saved in the persistent volume.
<div class="caution">
If you manually edit or overwrite the
......@@ -103,7 +103,7 @@ weaken the encryption defaults or render GnuPG unusable.
</div>
When this feature is activated, all the files related to the secure-shell client
are saved to the persistent storage:
are saved in the persistent volume:
- The SSH keys that you create or import
- The public keys of the hosts you connect to
......@@ -123,8 +123,8 @@ encryption defaults or render SSH unusable.
</div>
When this feature is activated, all the configuration files of the
<span class="application">Pidgin</span> Internet messenger are saved to the
persistent storage:
<span class="application">Pidgin</span> Internet messenger are saved in the
persistent volume:
- The configuration of your accounts, buddies and chats.
- Your OTR encryption keys and keyring.
......@@ -140,8 +140,8 @@ is no need to manually edit or overwrite the configuration files.
</div>
When this feature is activated, the configuration and emails stored locally by
the <span class="application">Claws Mail</span> email client are saved to the
persistent storage.
the <span class="application">Claws Mail</span> email client are saved in the
persistent volume.
All the configuration options are available from the graphical interface. There
is no need to manually edit or overwrite the configuration files.
......@@ -152,8 +152,8 @@ is no need to manually edit or overwrite the configuration files.
</div>
When this feature is activated, the secrets of
<span class="application">GNOME Keyring</span> are saved to the persistent
storage.
<span class="application">GNOME Keyring</span> are saved in the persistent
volume.
GNOME Keyring is a collection of components in GNOME that store secrets,
passwords, keys, certificates and make them available to applications.
......@@ -167,7 +167,7 @@ the [official documentation](http://live.gnome.org/GnomeKeyring).
When this feature is activated, the packages that you install using the
<span class="application">Synaptic</span> package manager or the
<span class="command">apt-get</span> command are saved to the persistent storage.
<span class="command">apt-get</span> command are saved in the persistent volume.
If you install additional programs, this feature allows you to download them
once and reinstall them during future working sessions, even offline.
......@@ -182,7 +182,7 @@ If you activate this feature, it is recommended to activate the
</div>
When this feature is activated, the lists of all the software packages available
for installation are saved to the persistent storage.
for installation are saved in the persistent volume.
Those so called <span class="emphasis">APT lists</span> correspond to the files
downloaded while doing
......@@ -201,8 +201,8 @@ you to reuse them during future working sessions, even offline.
When this feature is activated, all the files in the
<span class="filename">Dotfiles</span> folder are linked in the <span
class="filename">Home Folder</span>. This allows you to save to the persistent
storage the configuration files of other programs than the ones proposed by the
class="filename">Home Folder</span>. This allows you to save in the persistent
volume the configuration files of other programs than the ones proposed by the
existing features.
<!--
......
[[!meta title="Delete the Persistent Storage"]]
[[!meta title="Delete the Persistent Volume"]]
[[!inline pages="doc/first_steps/persistence.caution" raw="yes"]]
To delete the persistent storage of a USB stick, choose
To delete the persistent volume of a USB stick, choose
<span class="menuchoice">
<span class="guimenu">Applications</span>&nbsp;▸
<span class="guisubmenu">Tails</span>&nbsp;▸
......@@ -10,25 +10,25 @@ To delete the persistent storage of a USB stick, choose
on the <span class="guilabel">Delete</span> button.
This can be useful in order to delete all the files saved to the persistent
storage in a single operation. You can later create a new persistent storage on
volume in a single operation. You can later create a new persistent volume on
the same USB stick without having to reinstall Tails.
<div class="caution">
<strong>This technique may not prevent an attacker to recover the files of the
old persistent storage using [[data
old persistent volume using [[data
recovery techniques|encryption_and_privacy/secure_deletion#index1h1]].</strong>
For more security, start Tails from another media, and do the following
operations on the USB stick that you want to delete securely:
<ol>
<li>[[Create an encrypted partition|encryption_and_privacy/encrypted_volumes]]
on the whole USB stick. This step erases both Tails and the persistent storage
on the whole USB stick. This step erases both Tails and the persistent volume
from the USB stick.</li>
<li>[[Securely clean all the available disk
space|encryption_and_privacy/secure_deletion#index4h1]] on this new encrypted
partition.</li>
<li>[[Reinstall Tails|usb_installer]] on the USB stick.</li>
<li>Start Tails from the USB stick and [[create a new persistent
storage|persistence/configure]].</li>
volume|persistence/configure]].</li>
</ol>
</div>
[[!meta title="Enable & Use the Persistent Storage"]]
[[!meta title="Enable & Use the Persistent Volume"]]
[[!inline pages="doc/first_steps/persistence.caution" raw="yes"]]
[[!toc levels=1]]
Enable the Persistent Storage
=============================
Enable the Persistent Volume
============================
1. When starting Tails, in the
<span class="guilabel">Use persistence?</span> dialog of [[Tails
Greeter|startup_options#index2h1]], choose <span class="guilabel">Yes</span> to
enable the persistent storage for the current working session.
enable the persistent volume for the current working session.
2. Enter the passphrase of the persistent storage in the
2. Enter the passphrase of the persistent volume in the
<span class="guilabel">Passphrase</span> text box.</span>
3. If you select the <span class="guilabel">Read-Only</span> check box, the
content of persistent storage will be available and you will be able to modify
content of persistent volume will be available and you will be able to modify
it but the changes will not be saved.
Use the Persistent Storage
==========================
Use the Persistent Volume
=========================
To open the <span class="filename">Persistent</span> folder and access you
personal files and working documents, choose
......@@ -31,7 +31,7 @@ personal files and working documents, choose
<!--
FIXME-0.11:
To access the internal content of the persistent storage choose
To access the internal content of the persistent volume choose
<span class="menuchoice">
<span class="guimenu">Places</span>&nbsp;▸
<span class="guimenuitem">TailsData</span>.
......
[[!meta title="Warnings About the Persistent Storage"]]
[[!meta title="Warnings About the Persistent Volume"]]
[[!toc levels=1]]
Storing Sensitive Documents
===========================
**The persistent storage is not hidden.** An attacker in possession of the USB
stick can know that there is a persistent storage on it. Take into consideration
**The persistent volume is not hidden.** An attacker in possession of the USB
stick can know that there is a persistent volume on it. Take into consideration
that you can be forced or tricked to give out its passphrase.
Note also that **secure deletion does not work as expected on USB sticks.**<br/>
[[See the corresponding documentation.|encryption_and_privacy/secure_deletion#index2h1]]
Read also how to [[delete the persistent storage|delete]].
Read also how to [[delete the persistent volume|delete]].
Overwriting Configurations
==========================
The persistent storage allows you to overwrite the configuration of the programs
The persistent volume allows you to overwrite the configuration of the programs
included in Tails. Those programs are carefully configured with security in mind.
Overwriting the default configuration can break this security or render them unusuable.
......@@ -44,7 +44,7 @@ anonymity.**
Use to the Minimum
==================
**Use the persistent storage only when necessary and to the minimum.** It is
always possible to start Tails without activating the persistent storage. All the
features of the persistent storage are optional and need to be explicitly
activated. Only the files and folders that you specify are stored.
**Use the persistent volume only when necessary and to the minimum.** It is
always possible to start Tails without activating the persistent volume. All the
features of the persistent volume are optional and need to be explicitly
activated. Only the files and folders that you specify are saved.
......@@ -3,7 +3,7 @@
Tails, version 0.11 or later, includes a custom USB installer.
<span class="application">Tails USB installer</span> allows you to **[[create a
persistent storage|persistence]]** in the free space left on the USB stick. It
persistent volume|persistence]]** in the free space left on the USB stick. It
requires a USB stick of **at least 2 GB**.
In order to use <span class="application">Tails USB installer</span>, you need
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