We are at least going to try the 7zip idea, and are actively researching to what utilities are available for our tape drive (Dell LTO6).
tsightler wrote:Let me know if you have issues finding it but they have pretty decent information on their web site and should have support for all current generation libraries with LTO4, 5, & 6 on the TL and ML series. Basically you enable the library managed encryption option on the library via a key, and install EKM (OK, that's a simplified version, but it's not terribly complex). The EKM server can support multiple libraries so that tapes can be easily moved between libraries so it's a pretty decent solution. Let us know what you find out.
brandon.patton wrote:So fellow customers, who have to have encrypted tapes, what are your plans once v7 drops? I've heard people trying everything from using 7zip (compression turned off) to encrypt the backup files once they are complete to some people resorting to just sticking around with BackupExec (yuck). Anyone had any luck using a given utility to activate encryption on their drive full time?
foggy wrote:Jason, thanks for the feedback. Already on our short-term list.
Please be aware that you have the ability to use hardware-based encryption provided by the library.
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