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    How to encrypt msde 2000 sql db-files

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    by daniel.mellstrom ·

    Is there any way to encrypt msde sql 2000 db-files. I’ve tried windows xp’s own, but it will not allow the sql-engine to access the files at all. I need to protect a field laptop in case it gets stolen. Basically to make sure that nobody can take the harddrive and put into another computer and read the info.

    Grateful for any help!!!

    Daniel

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    • #2931170

      Clarifications

      by daniel.mellstrom ·

      In reply to How to encrypt msde 2000 sql db-files

      Clarifications

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      Encrypting the file itself

      by tony hopkinson ·

      In reply to How to encrypt msde 2000 sql db-files

      isn’t going to work. Even if you set something up to decrypt then start the engine and then decrypt on stopping, it would never be encrypted while the engine was running.

      And you’d want to automate the process….

      Encrypt the entire drive should do the job.

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        Software

        by daniel.mellstrom ·

        In reply to Encrypting the file itself

        Thanks for your answer!
        Do you know of any good sofwares around that will do the job. As I mentioned in my question I have tried Windows encryption, but it doesn’t allow me to encrypt the drive.

        /Daniel

        • #2931034

          TrueCrypt

          by dumphrey ·

          In reply to Software

          is a good open source program for this. There are any number of paid for commercial products to do so. (Sentry 2020, PGP Disk etc).

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          TrueCrypt

          by daniel.mellstrom ·

          In reply to TrueCrypt

          Thanks for the quick response.
          I’m giving truecrypt a go. So far so good!!!

          /Daniel

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