Re: Encrypted Backups

  • From: Jared Still <jkstill@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: robyn.sands@xxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2005 21:10:55 +0100

FWIW there is supposed to be a new product available from
Oracle that will allow encryption of backups, and 'transparent' 
encryption of columns.

This may have been 2 different products, can't recall where I read it.

Should be something on OTN.


On 6/20/05, Robyn <robyn.sands@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hello all,
> The recent news about lost backup tapes has got me wondering about backup 
> safety and encrypted backups in particular. Does anybody on the list have an 
> interesting method for protecting the data that is written to tape and sent 
> off-site? A friend sent me this link to the January article in Oracle 
> magazine that discusses 10g release news:
> <>:
> The article references improvements in the backup tools and Transparent 
> Data Encryption and he was wondering if RMAN encrypted data as it was sent 
> to tape. I did a little research and have found discussions about backup 
> agents that might perform the server, but then there's the issue of whether 
> those agents will work with RMAN. 
> I suppose one approach would be to encrypt the database and then the 
> backup would be encrypted as well. However, most of our data doesn't really 
> merit continual encryption, until the off-site backup issue raises it's 
> news-worthy head.
> Anyone have an approach they can share? Is there any discussion at Oracle 
> about encrypting data as it's backed up by RMAN? Is it being done already in 
> some release/installation and I've missed the discussion? 
> Robyn

Jared Still
Certifiable Oracle DBA and Part Time Perl Evangelist

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