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amcryptsimple: reference simple crypt program for Amanda symmetric data encryption
amcryptsimple - reference simple crypt program for Amanda symmetric data encryption
- amcryptsimple to be called by Amanda only
HOW TO CREATE PASSPHRASE
Store the passphrase inside the home-directory of the Amanda user ($amanda_user) and protect it with proper permissions:
echo my_secret_passphrase > ~$amanda_user/.am_passphrase chown $amanda_user:disk ~$amanda_user/.am_passphrase chmod 700 ~$amanda_user/.am_passphrase
Choose a good passphrase and protect it properly. Backup data can only be restored with the passphrase. There is no backdoor.
If storing and securing passphrase in your environment presents challenges, Amanda provide public-key data encryption through amgpgcrypt. Public-key encryption uses the public key to encrypt and uses the private key to decrypt.
Kevin Till <kevin.till [at] zmanda.com>
- Zmanda, Inc. (http://www.zmanda.com)