Encrypt mysqldump

Posted on 2009-07-09
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Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I am currently creating mysqldump files and automatically Gzipping them which works very well.

However, Gzip doesn't seem to be able to password protect a file.  Is there another application that can zip and encrypt the dump all in one operation?

I was using Winzip command line which works, but I have to do the dump and then zip which takes ages.

Note that this is a Windows server.
Question by:Orroland
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GPG. The Windows port is http://www.gpg4win.org/

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How would this work?  Can you give an example?
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snoyes_jw earned 2000 total points
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Probably something like this:

mysqldump <options> | gpg --passphrase <password> -e -

Read gpg's manual for details and all options.

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