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Using encryption with Backup exec 12.5

Discussion in 'Software' started by Boycie, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    morning,

    would anyone have any ballpark ideas (and options) on times this would add to a job?

    currently backing up about 300gig to lto in about 11-12 hours.

    Ta!
     
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  2. Sparky
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    No idea, perhaps run an additional backup over the weekend as a test.

    Putting up security are we? :biggrin
     
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    aye, think i may have to run a test and see the difference. :biggrin

    cheers sparks
     
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    No probs, I would also test any DR procedures you have. For example if you were restoring on a new server with a fresh install of backup exec is the encryption going to cause you problems and also increase the time for the restore?
     
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    very good point mate! i'll have to do a bit of research before saying we can "switch this on".
     
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    The other thing I would ask is are you doing Disk - Tape or Disk - Disk - Tape?

    Only reason I ask is that obviously backing up to Disk first will ensure you finish the actual backup of the machines faster and gives you more time to do the Tape portion of the backup because I have to admit that 300gb over 11-12 hours seems a tad slow to me.
     
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    At work we use Symantec backup exec 12.5 and encrypted the tapes in the form of entering a password. I tried to decrypt one of the tapes just last week using different hardware unit but it just kept on asking for the encryption key over and over if after it's been entered.

    I suppose maybe because it's on a different hardware unit, but would have to investigate more. To be honest we didn't test afterwards to see how it easy or difficult it would be to retrieve the data from the tape etc.

    If I find more info I would let you know, but so far as I know you enter in a password in form on encryption.
     
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