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Encrypting at Destination using SSIS

Encrypting at Destination using SSIS

Encrypting at Destination using SSIS

(OP)
Hi all,
I would like to use SSIS to transfer over data to a destination, but use a symmetric key on the destination server to encrypt data columns.

The idea is to use something like:
EncryptByKey(Key_GUID('sym_dbEncryptionTesting'), SomeField)...
I could easily transfer the data as cleartext, then append as encrypted data.  However, I want to A) avoid physically storing the data as clear text at the destination first, and B) Avoid filling up my tran log with an insert statement.

Any ideas?  

Thanks in advance for your help.

Thanks,
Dan

RE: Encrypting at Destination using SSIS

Why not encrypt it before it leaves the source system?

Denny
MCSA (2003) / MCDBA (SQL 2000) / MCTS (SQL 2005)

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RE: Encrypting at Destination using SSIS

(OP)
Unless I am mistaken, there is no way to encrypt on the source, transfer, and decrypt on the destination with the same keys.  From what I have read, "persistent" encryption is not possible.  If there is a way, that would be fantastic!  Otherwise, I have to encrypt on the destination server or database so that I can decrypt it there as well.

Thanks,
Dan

RE: Encrypting at Destination using SSIS

Have you looked at using Secure Shell (SSH) for encryption?  You can find SSIS tasks for Secure Shell tranfer (SFTP etc.) at http://www.nsoftware.com/ssis/.

-Eric

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