Question:encryption tool

Dak Ghatikachalam dghatikachalam at
Mon Feb 5 23:21:25 UTC 2007

On 2/5/07, Bill Moran <wmoran at> wrote:
> In response to "Dak Ghatikachalam" <dghatikachalam at>:
> > Hi freebsd ers
> >
> > I am looking for any suggestion on using the right tool  that I can use
> to
> > perform the   encryption/decryption for flat files.
> >
> > We have a requirement to encrypt 15 flat files and be dumped on tape and
> be
> > stored in remote site  facility for later business resumption.
> >
> > or in the crash/fire/emergency situation for the recovery purposes.
> >
> > For consistency I am planning to use the same tool across our Solaris,
> Linux
> > and Freebsd OS oracle database environments.
> If you deploy Bacula as your backup system, it includes support for
> encrypted backups:

Thanks a lot, Our current backup system is veritas netbackup,  and changing
that to entire bacula is best thing for me,

But the making the decision about switching to bacula was above my pay
grade. I hardly see that happen  anytime soon.

so they wanted me encrypt these files,  that is on the backup location
before the netbackup scheduler picks up these files.

Database is getting backed up to a disk location and from there netbackup
agent picks up and writes it into the tape , but we have these 13 flat files
that go into offsite which really needs encryption and decryption logic in
place upon   after restore back to disk .


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