What's wrong with Win10 File Explorer?
Yeah, what's up with that?
WyzeCam, and their cheap. $20 / each
At that price it wouldn't be a big deal if they weren't what I needed.
Drop a 32GB (max) SD card in it for full recording. you get about 2 days at HD quality. Long at SD.
32GB is the largest they'll take? (Haven't looked through specs yet.
I haven't looked at the specs in months, but I believe so. That would be the only reason I bought 32GB cards.
I think the consensus on the Internet is that good quality larger cards will also work.
64GB at least.
@BRRABill Nakivo, URBackup... lots of options. Just not from Veeam. Which is too bad as Veeam is amazing.
Right. I know everyone loves it.
The only really good answer is getting Veeam over to Linux so that this licensing overhead just isn't needed. But it would be a crazy amount of work for them and their customer base, because of their heavy focus on agentless and VMware / Hyper-V is almost purely Windows shops. So the licensing is normally part of an enterprise agreement and really trivial. Those of us affected by the cost of the licensing are not their bread and butter customers.
SInce so much of what we talk about here at ML is Linux-based, I was shocked there wasn't a solution there for a Veeam setup. But what you say here makes perfect sense.
And if ANY behaviour changes based on using the local encryption, then in that scenario, the local encryption was a bad thing, not a good thing. Not just a waste, but actually a negative to the security.
Right, but if the user stays the same (with the exception of entering in a password) [NOTE: if they don't put it on a post-it note LOL] then the local encryption could be seen as a plus.
They must use a local PC, because that is the only way their CPA software will run.
There is no such software, this is a false situation. This is a hypothetical that will never apply in the real world. So sure, we might get a contrived answer in this scenario, but it won't be useful.
How is this a false situation?
There is no such software. You can't actually make software that has to run on a laptop to work (you COULD make a license like that, but no one has.)
It's false, because this situation can't exist in the real world today. Anyone making it happen would be doing so purely for the purpose of making an example like this come true. It has no technical or market value.
I understand, as a software based yes it is not dictated by which computer it is installed unless is a software with a USB Dongle or something like that.
Even that, rarely would a dongle cause an issue either. You can still access the machine that has the dongle in it remotely.
Yeah, but not everyone wants to pay for it (Be it extra device, server, cloud service and so forth). I think that is the biggest issue when dealing with things like these.
That is kind of where I am going with this question.
Yes, you can use cloud VMs and cloud CPA software (in this example) but why not just encrypt the machine with VeraCrypt for free?
One of the topics that always seems to get a lot of discussion here is local encryption.
Some people, such as @scottalanmiller typically (emphasis on typically) advise against it. While others say to do it all the time. Still others say, it's mostly harmless, and can protect you, so why NOT do it if it's as simple as entering a password? I asked a few their feelings yesterday, and as expected got a spectrum of answers.
I was thinking, giving specific examples might get people chatting about what they would do in a particular scenario, and lead to a consensus. Of course, each example can have all sorts of hidden gotchas, but I think it's safe to make some general assumptions here.
So, here is example number 1:
You get a call from a CPA. They just moved into a shady area of town, and are concerned about their data in case their PC gets stolen. They must use a local PC, because that is the only way their CPA software will run. Just the one CPA, one computer. What would you do in that scenario? And if you choose to encrypt, what would you use?