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Re: Backup Device: Encryption?
« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2013, 04:57:29 pm »
I am no attorney or bureaucrat, but that seems like enough to me.  Ours is behind a locked door, but locks are for honest people.  Also have a suspended ceiling.

Even with encryption, if the thief really wants the data I suspect he can get it.
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Re: Backup Device: Encryption?
« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2013, 11:45:09 am »
Some states are requiring that you encrypt data at rest.  Most are simply requiring that you document your best efforts.  Since TAM doesn't support drive level encryption, you can document that and be fine.  Just make sure your physical safeguards are decent (locked room, locked cabinet, locked faceplate, etc.) to preven the server from walking.  I'd throw in recoded surveillance just for good measure.

With regards to encrypting a backup drive:  My concern would be from a bare metal recovery scenario.  If your encryption is within the backup product (such as Acronis) then you don't have to worry about creating an environment to be able to access the data before continuing.
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Re: Backup Device: Encryption?
« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2013, 09:45:17 am »
With regards to encrypting a backup drive:  My concern would be from a bare metal recovery scenario.  If your encryption is within the backup product (such as Acronis) then you don't have to worry about creating an environment to be able to access the data before continuing.

That's why I liked the TrueCrypt idea.  Not a big deal do download as needed.
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Re: Backup Device: Encryption?
« Reply #18 on: August 01, 2019, 04:35:01 pm »
Dredging up an old post, but it's still a relevant topic - is this still the case for Tam 2017 & 2018? 6 years is a long time in the software world, though not in TAM-land.

To the best of my knowledge TAM will not like working on an encrypted drive (or may just not work entirely).
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Re: Backup Device: Encryption?
« Reply #19 on: August 05, 2019, 05:57:46 pm »
Really shouldn't matter, although now you're better off using Bitlocker or the like. Once the device is "mounted" (decrypted) it should operate like any other device.

Dredging up an old post, but it's still a relevant topic - is this still the case for Tam 2017 & 2018? 6 years is a long time in the software world, though not in TAM-land.

To the best of my knowledge TAM will not like working on an encrypted drive (or may just not work entirely).
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Re: Backup Device: Encryption?
« Reply #20 on: August 06, 2019, 12:44:39 am »
As Jeff mentioned .. if you use Bitlocker no program should know the difference.
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