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Does Data Protection Manager 2007 (DMP 2007) perform encrypted backup to RDX drives?

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We're a small business hosting sensitive health data.  We're evaluating offsite backup options, for software licensing reasons we want to go with DPM 2007, and in terms of hardware, the RDX drive seem a good compromise between tape and disk.  However, whatever media we use, the data must be encrypted.  I've gained the impression that DPM will only perform encrypted backup to tape.  In this case, can an RDX drive convince DPM that it is a tape drive and enable encrypted backup?

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i have also read that encryption will only work with tapes in DPM: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/community/chats/trans/dpm/08_0529_tn_dpm.mspx
"Encryption for tape is natively available in DPM 2007 today. Encryption for disk requires 3rd party solutions today - we are looking at adding native support using BitLocker for future releases."

As far as i know, RDX will be seen as a removable drive and not a tape drive.

What you need can be achieved via Virtual tape libraries (VTL) like an Overland REO
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If you like the RDX drive, you might want to see if it works with Firestreamer, which supports encryption and makes removable disks look like tape.

http://www.cristalink.com/fs/
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Many thanks - Firestreamer works
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