Backing up Bitlocker encrypted data

Posted: 01-06-2009, 04:42 PM
My laptop data is encrypted by Bitlocker. As an FYI, the laptop does not
have a TPM chip so I store the key on a flash drive.

I wish to backup the data on a WD My Book. I understand that a standard
back up will not be encrypted. So at the moment, the backup drives are the
weak link in my data security plan.

I think I prefer that my backup data also be encrypted by Bitlocker and
ideally, with the same key as the original.

I am hopeful the community will offer advice to improve my data security.

Greg

Backing up Bitlocker encrypted data


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RE: Backing up Bitlocker encrypted data
Posted: 01-07-2009, 12:58 AM
Update,

Easier than I thought...but is the separate Bitlocker key avoidable?

"glr" wrote:
> My laptop data is encrypted by Bitlocker. As an FYI, the laptop does not
> have a TPM chip so I store the key on a flash drive.
>
> I wish to backup the data on a WD My Book. I understand that a standard
> back up will not be encrypted. So at the moment, the backup drives are the
> weak link in my data security plan.
>
> I think I prefer that my backup data also be encrypted by Bitlocker and
> ideally, with the same key as the original.
>
> I am hopeful the community will offer advice to improve my data security.
>
> Greg
 
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