Chapter 10

Database Backup Security

Denny Cherry

Abstract

This chapter talks about how to best secure your database backups.

Keywords

database backups
tapes
media security

Information in this chapter

Overwriting backups
Media set and backup set passwords
Backup encryption
Transparent data encryption
Compression and encryption
Offsite backups
 
All too often people spend all their time securing the database while it is active within the database engine, without providing protection for the database backups. Not securing the database backups provides an easy way for a data thief to get access to all the information stored within the database. This is because the database backups are the least secure portion of the database. ...

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