blm14 Posted July 31, 2009 Report Share Posted July 31, 2009 (edited) I back up desktops and servers which contain patient data, which means that I am subject to HIPAA regulations. HIPAA stipulates that patient information be encrypted whenever possible and at our institution patient data is required to be retained for 8 years at minimum and forever if possible... This means that my tapes need to be encrypted. I have some servers that I also back up which are free of patient data. On the patient-data-containing machines, when I move things to tape, I use encryption and software compression. For the servers I use hardware compression and no encryption (password access only). The tape drive is a Quantum DLT-S4 superloader3, and we use 800gig/1.6T cartridges. Using software compression and encryption I typically am able to fit a SCANT 800gigs per tape. Using hardware compression and no encryption I usually get about 1.2T per tape. This means that I am using 50% more tapes for the encrypted data, which is costing me a fair bit of money because I cannot re-use my tapes. Is there ANY way to get retrospect to encrypt tape sets while delegating the compression routines to the drive? Or am I stuck having to spend $10,000 on an autoloader which supports hardware encryption as well as compression? Edited July 31, 2009 by Guest Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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