On Mon, 24 Aug 2009, Mike Scully wrote:
> Hello, all.
> Can any of you share with me the names of any third-party tools or
> appliances that you are using to encrypt your MySQL databases? I am
> doing a search and would like to narrow down the initial search list.
I use ccrypt from http://ccrypt.sourceforge.net to encrypt databases
before storing them on removable media for offsite storage.
Platform is a Sun Ultra 45 running Solaris 10 and the command looks
mysqldump db_name | bzip2 | ccrypt -e -k keyfile | ...
(Note the bzip2 in the pipeline. This reduces the size of the files by a
factor of between 5-8.)
It's certainly more than fast enough for my needs. I suspect most of the
time is taken up by mysqldmp and writing the ouput to the external media.
Philip Riebold, p.riebold@stripped