Server 2003 & Server 2008 Backup Encryption

Posted on 2013-11-27
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Last Modified: 2013-12-02
I am needing to encrypt both NT backup and Server 2008 Windows backup. Is anyone familiar with performing this?
Question by:jhaysbns
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by:J S
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If I'm correct NTBACKUP does not support encryption in the sense of encrypting data as its backs the data up.  However you could use an EFS or 3rd party product (Truecrypt, SecureMedia, etc.) to store such backups in a encrypted folder / drive.

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ID: 39681548
Let me give more information.  Both servers are using their native backup software and we are outputting to a NetGear NAS which has a "shared folder" on it for Windows Access.  

This is a multi-client solution so whatever we settle on will need to be implemented at 5 sites.

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by:J S
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What is the main concern? Are you backing the files up to the NAS directly or to local storage then transferring them to the NAS?
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ID: 39681656
The files are being directly backed up to the NAS. The main concern is to encrypt the backups in the event that the NAS is stolen as well as to make them HIPPA compliant at the remote clinics.

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by:J S
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I would look into establishing EFS on the folder hosted at the NAS level. Another option may be firmware related by it seems Netgear ReadyNas 6+ has the ability to encrypt the drive.


ReadyNas Encryption using TRueCrypt via ISCSI
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Jaroslav Mraz earned 750 total points
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EFS is not a good solution. If the server fail you will potentionaly have problem to decrypt files. There is backup solutions how to encrypt but don't prefere.

True crypt is stable solution.

Or you can use any backup SW that using zip or far packing with encryption one of free soft is cobiam backup http://www.cobiansoft.com/index.htm

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