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gojlt2
08-08-08, 10:39 AM
Need help with hard drive backup.

My company has recently installed Checkpoint Pointsec PC 6.3.1 full
drive encryption on the notebook computers.

I have been using Acronis TrueImage backup software for several
months. I had always used the default compression. If a file was
needed from the archive, Acronis would load the backup and I could
extract the files needed to restore.

After the Pointsec PC application was installed, TrueImage doesn't
perform the backup as before. It evidently doesn't use compression. It
gives an error message that the hard drive should be checked for
errors.

What are my options for hard drive back up now that Checkpoint
Pointsec PC 6.3.1 full drive encryption is installed?

Thank you.

Someone Else
08-08-08, 12:16 PM
In
Message-ID:<32645182-cc6d-4af4-9549-ce5bbc22c2e1@d45g2000hsc.googlegroups.com>,
gojlt2 <gojlt2@gmail.com> wrote:

>My company has recently installed Checkpoint Pointsec PC 6.3.1 full
>drive encryption on the notebook computers.
<snip>
>What are my options for hard drive back up now that Checkpoint
>Pointsec PC 6.3.1 full drive encryption is installed?

If your company isn't interested in supplying backup
procedures for their own PCs, they deserve to lose whatever's on
them.

Juergen Nieveler
08-11-08, 02:22 AM
Someone Else <someone.else@example.com.invalid> wrote:

> If your company isn't interested in supplying backup
> procedures for their own PCs, they deserve to lose whatever's on
> them.

Usually companies insist that people store their files on the file
servers and only copy those files to the Laptop that they need on that
particular trip... that way you get backups AND don't give thieves
access to tons of confidential information.

Mind you, far too many users ignore such rules and think that the admin
will sort it out for them without them having to do anything... :-(


Juergen Nieveler
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Cyberiade.it Anonymous Remailer
08-11-08, 06:49 PM
Juergen Nieveler wrote:
> Someone Else <someone.else@example.com.invalid> wrote:
>
>> If your company isn't interested in supplying backup
>> procedures for their own PCs, they deserve to lose whatever's on
>> them.
>
> Usually companies insist that people store their files on the file
> servers and only copy those files to the Laptop that they need on
that
> particular trip... that way you get backups AND don't give thieves
> access to tons of confidential information.
>
> Mind you, far too many users ignore such rules and think that the
admin
> will sort it out for them without them having to do anything... :-(
>
>
> Juergen Nieveler

While all of the above is true, it doesn't answer the OP question. I
recommend contacting Acronis for information on how to use their
software with an encrypted disc.

Someone Else
08-11-08, 06:59 PM
In
Message-ID:<9ce27747f6250961345f28a132cbe351@remailer.cyberiade.it>,
Cyberiade.it Anonymous Remailer <anonymous@remailer.cyberiade.it>
wrote:

>Juergen Nieveler wrote:
>> Someone Else <someone.else@example.com.invalid> wrote:
>>
>>> If your company isn't interested in supplying backup
>>> procedures for their own PCs, they deserve to lose whatever's on
>>> them.
<snip>
>While all of the above is true, it doesn't answer the OP question. I
>recommend contacting Acronis for information on how to use their
>software with an encrypted disc.

So, you suggest each employee should call Acronis, instead of the
company's experts deciding on a backup scheme, possibly with
Acronis's help.

Backup of the OP's data is better done via something other than
Acronis. Backup of the OS and settings is something the OP's
company should help him with. I enjoy helping individuals, but I
dislike helping, even indirectly, companies who make unilateral
decisions about their employees PCs and then won't follow up with
proper training etc. I feel this way even though I fully agree
with the company's decision to mandate full-disk encryption.

However, to answer part of the OP's quandary - Acronis does image
backup. Since the disk's data is encrypted, it doesn't compress.
Trying to compress it may actually make the backup larger than the
original.

Juergen Nieveler
08-12-08, 02:12 AM
Someone Else <someone.else@example.com.invalid> wrote:

> However, to answer part of the OP's quandary - Acronis does image
> backup. Since the disk's data is encrypted, it doesn't compress.
> Trying to compress it may actually make the backup larger than the
> original.

I'd suggest looking into something like the MS SyncToy - although for
obvious reasons I'd encrypt the backup disc, too ;-)


Juergen Nieveler
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