Backing up the iFolder user data and configuration data should be done regularly. The backup media should be stored in a secure offsite facility.
During backup and restore, the iFolder data itself is not encrypted. If the iFolder store and the backup media are on different computers, use SSL to transfer data between the computers. It is not necessary to use SSL if the iFolder store and backup media are on the same computer.
For information, see the following in the Novell iFolder 3.7 Administration Guide:
For sensitive data, use one of the following methods to encrypt the data backup:
Encrypt the data itself if the application that creates the data supports encryption. For example, database products and third-party tools support data encryption.
Use backup software that is able to encrypt data as you back it up. This method has performance and manageability challenges, especially for managing encryption keys.
Use an encryption appliance that encrypts sensitive backup media as data is backed up.
If you transport and store media offsite, use a company that specializes in media shipment and storage. This way, your tapes are tracked via bar codes, stored in environmentally friendly conditions, and are handled by a company whose reputation rests on its ability to handle your media properly.