Solved

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

Posted on 2009-03-30
3
1,320 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-21
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?

Look forward to hearing from you.  
0
Comment
Question by:Bicycleclip
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:itprotocall
ID: 24020636
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
0
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
grv earned 500 total points
ID: 24536476
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/
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Bicycleclip
ID: 31564318
Many thanks - Firestreamer works
0

Featured Post

Complete VMware vSphere® ESX(i) & Hyper-V Backup

Capture your entire system, including the host, with patented disk imaging integrated with VMware VADP / Microsoft VSS and RCT. RTOs is as low as 15 seconds with Acronis Active Restore™. You can enjoy unlimited P2V/V2V migrations from any source (even from a different hypervisor)

Question has a verified solution.

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

Many businesses neglect disaster recovery and treat it as an after-thought. I can tell you first hand that data will be lost, hard drives die, servers will be hacked, and careless (or malicious) employees can ruin your data.
Your data is at risk. Probably more today that at any other time in history. There are simply more people with more access to the Web with bad intentions.
To efficiently enable the rotation of USB drives for backups, storage pools need to be created. This way no matter which USB drive is installed, the backups will successfully write without any administrative intervention. Multiple USB devices need t…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of configuring basic necessities in order to use the 2010 version of Data Protection Manager. These include storage, agents, and protection jobs. Launch Data Protection Manager from the deskt…

705 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