You might consider a full disk/volume/partition encryption maybe?
I use this for my private files and it's awesome. Cross platform and can do
virtual partitions on an actual physical drive.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: philip [mailto:philip@stripped]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 2:08 AM
> To: Mike Scully
> Cc: mysql@stripped
> Subject: Re: MySQL Encryption - Third-party tools
> On Mon, 24 Aug 2009, Mike Scully wrote:
> > Hello, all.
> > =20
> > 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.
> > Thanks!
> > =20
> > Mike
> 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
> something like,
> 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
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