[Last Call] Learn how to a build a cloud-first strategyRegister Now

x
?
Solved

encrypted zip with linux

Posted on 2006-11-25
7
Medium Priority
?
1,619 Views
Last Modified: 2008-01-16
hi

I use this command to ackup and zip my database:

"mysqldump  -h $server -u $username -p$password -q $database | gzip > $path "

is there a way to encrypt the ziped file .. ?

thx
0
Comment
Question by:uk1900
7 Comments
 
LVL 58

Expert Comment

by:amit_g
ID: 18013655
Use crypt ...

crypt YourSecretKey < $path > TheEncryptedFile

To decrypt use

crypt YourSecretKey < TheEncryptedFile >  $path

Don't lose YourSecretKey.
0
 
LVL 48

Assisted Solution

by:Tintin
Tintin earned 400 total points
ID: 18015160
or you could actually use zip.

zip -e .......
0
 

Author Comment

by:uk1900
ID: 18015669
thx guys for your help,

u mean I can write :  zip -e $password   in the following command ?

"mysqldump  -h $server -u $username -p$password -q $database | zip -e $password > $path "
0
Fill in the form and get your FREE NFR key NOW!

Veeam is happy to provide a FREE NFR server license to certified engineers, trainers, and bloggers.  It allows for the non‑production use of Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows. This license is valid for five workstations and two servers.

 
LVL 58

Accepted Solution

by:
amit_g earned 800 total points
ID: 18015793
If you want to do this in one line,

mysqldump  -h $server -u $username -p$password -q $database | gzip | crypt YourSecretKey > $path

If you want to use zip, you can do

mysqldump  -h $server -u $username -p$password -q $database | zip -e > $path

but in case of zip the password (key) is to be entered on the prompt. The command would propnt you to enter a password twice. You can't give that password in command line.
0
 
LVL 30

Assisted Solution

by:Kerem ERSOY
Kerem ERSOY earned 400 total points
ID: 18017719
Hi,

zip -e  will always ask for apssword from the standard input and if standard input is redirected to soemwhere else it will print an error message and exit. So it is not possible to run it noninteractively.

For crypt is not a standard application I will suggest you to use GnuPGP. It is a part of most inux Distros.

Visit here for usage info:
http://www.somacon.com/p107.php
http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/linux-how-to-encrypt-and-decrypt-files-with-a-password.html

Cheers,
K.
0
 
LVL 16

Assisted Solution

by:xDamox
xDamox earned 400 total points
ID: 18019904
Hi,

Have you considered using the GnuGPG when you have your keys setup to encrypt files you simply do:

gpg -e file.zip

Have a read of the following guide I did;

http://www.linux-noob.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=1475
0
 

Author Comment

by:uk1900
ID: 18021672
thx guys for your help
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I have written articles previously comparing SARDU and YUMI.  I also included a couple of lines about Easy2boot (easy2boot.com).  I have now been using, and enjoying easy2boot as my sole multiboot utility for some years and realize that it deserves …
Often times it's very very easy to extend a volume on a Linux instance in AWS, but impossible to shrink it. I wanted to contribute to the experts-exchange community a way of providing a procedure that works on an AWS instance. It can also be used on…
Learn how to get help with Linux/Unix bash shell commands. Use help to read help documents for built in bash shell commands.: Use man to interface with the online reference manuals for shell commands.: Use man to search man pages for unknown command…
Connecting to an Amazon Linux EC2 Instance from Windows Using PuTTY.
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month18 days, 12 hours left to enroll

834 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question