[clug] Neat Backup Solutions for desktops...

Alastair D'Silva alastair at newmillennium.net.au
Mon Dec 7 17:22:16 MST 2009

One problem with streaming encryption is that if you have any data
corruption, data from that point on is lost.

A better choice is to use per-block encryption, such as the hardware
encryption in modern tape drives. In this scenario, the integrity of a block
does not affect subsequent blocks.

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-bounces at lists.samba.org [mailto:linux-
> bounces at lists.samba.org] On Behalf Of Sam Couter
> Sent: Tuesday, 8 December 2009 6:42 AM
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> Subject: Re: [clug] Neat Backup Solutions for desktops...
> Andrew Janke <a.janke at gmail.com> wrote:
> > And on this note, this is one of the reasons that I am not that keen
> > on having all my data on unencrypted tapes and/or shiney plastic
> > disks.
> Amanda can encrypt its backups before putting them on tapes and/or
> shiny plastic discs. You can easily use OpenSSL or GPG or anything else
> you can whack in a script to read from stdin and encrypt to stdout.
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