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Do you encrypt your backup?
|Do you encrypt your backups?|
|Where does the encryption take place?|
|Will you begin encrypting your backups?|
Encrypting backups has become slightly more prevalent since August 2003, when Storage surveyed readers about their backup tape-encryption practices. Back then, 90% didn't encrypt tapes; today, that number has dropped slightly to 86%. More telling perhaps is that 23% plan to begin backup encryption, despite concerns about performance and being able to restore. Many readers noted that regulations
This was first published in May 2005