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Encryption without Compression/Zipping

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Tyree
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Encryption without Compression/Zipping

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Is it possible to encrypt and rename files during a backup without zipping into one big file?

I want to backup to Google Drive, but I don't want my files human-readable. But, uploading one massive zip is going to be WAY too bandwidth intensive each time a file is changed or added. We're talking TBs of data. When encryption/compression is used, how does Syncback handle a file change?

What are my options here?

Thanks!
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Re: Encryption without Compression/Zipping

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Hi,

You can enable encryption option (under Modify > Expert > Compression > Encryption settings page) to password protect the contents of a file into its own zip file before uploading it to Google Drive server. However, please note that encryption in SyncBack requires compression to zip (or equivalent) file. Therefore to encrypt files you have to first enable Compression, but you can set the level of compression to zero to encrypt files without compression. Please read this KB article for more details:

http://support.2brightsparks.com/knowle ... ompression

Note that SyncBackPro supports 2 types of compression, single-zip compression (where all files are compressed into one big zip file) and multi-zip compression (where each file is compressed to its own zip file). When backing-up files to a cloud server we recommend using multi-zip compression as SyncBackPro scans source against destination and copies only new/changed files from source to destination, however with single-zip compression the zip file on the server is replaced in each run (simply deleted and recreated, hence the process will be very slow).

Sorry, but the filenames are not encrypted with multi-zip compression (this option is only available with single-zip compression). Please read the help file for more details about encryption. With Compression > Encryption settings page opened, press F1 to open the contextual help.

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Re: Encryption without Compression/Zipping

Post by Tyree »

Gotcha. That's what I was gathering. I found another option to accomplish this.

Thanks!
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