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Posted - 04/18/2013 :  12:28:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

We are sending database backup to vendor for troubleshooting. Vendor have secure ftp site. We just want to make sure backup file is secure. I want to encrypt database backup. How to do that? or is there any way to send database backup to vendor in secure way?


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Posted - 04/18/2013 :  13:03:29  Show Profile  Visit robvolk's Homepage  Reply with Quote
You have a few options for encrypting SQL Server backups, in order of ease and flexibility:

1. Get a 3rd party backup utility like LiteSpeed or Redgate SQL Backup
2. Use an encryption or Zip utility on the backup file before transmitting it
3. Use transparent data encryption on your database

#3 is a bit drastic and prevents your backups from being compressed. The other 2 options can compress and encrypt.

Be advised that using native SQL Server backups with a password will NOT encrypt the backup.
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