Recently, I've decided to fully encrypt my new laptop due to current world trends of disrespecting privacy and support of AES-NI (did similar things with ICS phone and Ubuntu netbook). The biggest problem of this is how to back up the system. I know that disk imaging while Windows is running will not work due to restoring unencrypted data over encrypted. Also, I know disk cloning from a LiveCD will work, because it's simply a copy of the encrypted drive. However, will restoring the (compressed) disk image with Wondershare LiveBoot (or another LiveCD) of the encrypted drive work? I'm asking for disk space saving reasons. Also, will restoring a drive image from Windows (with a reboot like Paragon) work for unencrypted ones? I think it should, as long as that happens after the Truecrypt pre-boot authentication. Answering this question is optional, since drive images should work when Windows doesn't boot.