GPGServices 1.2b1 OS crashes during encryption of very large file

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09 Nov, 2014 05:28 AM

Running OS X 10.10, while trying to encrypt a 14gig zip file the os crashes. It flickers a few times, then a black box with text stating the system has shut down unexpectedly has happened.

  1. 1 Posted by wingman on 09 Nov, 2014 10:40 AM

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    I have the same problem whilst trying to encrypt 65mb at data (a folder containing files). I get the attached error

  2. 2 Posted by wingman on 09 Nov, 2014 10:44 AM

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  3. 3 Posted by Naganu Nanu on 09 Nov, 2014 10:59 PM

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    Anything can happen while working with files that size. Try zipping it and let me know how it goes (or if even finishes zipping). You are better off creating an encrypted DMG and using it to store files that big.

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Luke Le on 10 Nov, 2014 08:34 PM

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    hmm... it shouldn't simply crash of course, but at least fail more gracefully.
    Could you please check for any message or crash logs which might be related?


  5. 5 Posted by wingman on 10 Nov, 2014 10:33 PM

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    nothing on the for my issue . I was not able to encrypt the files due to an issue with extra configuration (I had "hidden-encrypt-to" option set with wrong key)

  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by Steve on 10 Nov, 2014 11:47 PM

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    Hi all,

    I tried this out and just successfully encrypted a 700MB file. General encryption of big files is not broken. But 14GB are indeed probably not a good use case for GPGServices.

    You might want to use the old 7.1 truecrypt for such large files.

    And if you retry such a super large file, could you please check if it spits any errors.

    All the best,

  7. 7 Posted by wingman on 20 Nov, 2014 09:43 AM

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    Hi Steve

    I am using beta 2 with 10.10.1 and i was able to encrypt a 4.14 G file (iso format) but then decryption failed and I got the following messages via the

    20/11/2014 09:40:35.971 GPGServices[5260]: Failed to connect (progressIndicator) outlet from (WorkerProgressViewItem) to (NSProgressIndicator): missing setter or instance variable
    20/11/2014 09:41:12.405 GPGServices[5260]: decryptData ex: *** -[__NSArrayM objectAtIndex:]: index 0 beyond bounds for empty array

  8. 8 Posted by wingman on 20 Nov, 2014 09:46 AM

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    also forgot to mention that I had to enter the passphrase as least 3 times to the file to be decrypted

    (I am using an insecure passphrase)

  9. Support Staff 9 Posted by Steve on 21 Dec, 2014 01:18 PM

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    Wingman, can you please create a new discussion regarding your decryption issue. The initial problem from Tony is about encryption and is something else. Please include the console log you posted here.

    Tony: is your problem persisting when you use GPG Suite beta 3 from here

    All the best,

  10. 10 Posted by wingman on 22 Dec, 2014 03:05 PM

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  11. Support Staff 11 Posted by Steve on 23 Dec, 2014 11:12 PM

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    Thanks a lot wingman :)

    Tony: any news on this with the newer beta?

  12. Steve closed this discussion on 02 May, 2015 12:06 PM.

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