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How are colleges handling full disk backups for encrypted computers?


We use Altiris for our desktop management system and Bitlocker for the encryption. Currently, if we need a full disk backup we have to unencrypt the computer (4-6 hrs), perform the full disk backup (2-4 hrs), and re-encrypt the computer (4-6 hrs, but the user can use the computer while it is encrypting). This is pretty tedious and time consuming- are there any tools that make this process easier?





Mike Allington

Director of Technology Support Services
Office of Information Technology

St. John Fisher College
Rochester, NY. 14618

Phone: 585-385-8480

Fax: 585-385-7312


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