Question:encryption tool.

David Robillard david.robillard at
Thu Feb 15 18:05:07 UTC 2007

> 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.

Check out SysAdmin magazine's article "Backup Encryption" from the
March 2007 issue. It looks like exactly what you're looking for:


David Robillard
UNIX systems administrator & Oracle DBA
CISSP, RHCE & Sun Certified Security Administrator
Montreal: +1 514 966 0122

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