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Encryption settings for AWS S3

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mouse
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Encryption settings for AWS S3

Post by mouse »

Hi,
just wondering if someone can provide some simple guidance on how to upload files to S3 with respect to security and usability?

Basically I want to have a safe backup in the cloud and have the files encrypted during transmission and storage. I understand that transmission is https and amazon also has server side encryption (though I can't find it at the moment in the Synchback profile set up). I have seen some information on
encryption routines Synchback can use but it all seems a bit complicated.
What should I use/set up for safe operations without making it so complicated that if necessary I can't use my backup because I cannot access a key file? I am happy to use a strong password and to store that safely but would like to be able to access files, downloand and decrypt these even if my original pc has died and I only have my Amazon access keys and the password for Synchback. Also, while I wish to have my files safe, I am not trying
to prevent government agencies with all their know-how to look at my files.
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Re: Encryption settings for AWS S3

Post by Swapna »

Hi,

You can enable 'Encryption' in SyncBack to store backup files as encrypted on Amazon S3 server and protect them from unauthorized access. Read the 'Data Encryption' article for more details on how encryption works and how to enable it in SyncBack:
https://www.2brightsparks.com/resources ... ption.html

Thank you.
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