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On the fly Encryption in Networker

Does Networker support on the fly encryption for the data being backed up, I guess it only encrypts the data when it reaches the tape drive / any device with AES 256 bit encryption, please correct me if I am wrong.....

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Re: On the fly Encryption in Networker

I believe NSR does it on client, but normally if you really needed you would use HW module which encrypts data on target.

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Re: On the fly Encryption in Networker

You are not wrong ShubhamMishra, Networker save command is in charge of encrypting the backup data when a scheduled client backup job runs, which means, the encryption happens on client side.

Same happens when a recovering activity take place; encrypted backup data goes from Storage Node to client and then (and there) decrypted.

AES encryption directive works similar to others directives (exclusion, compression, etc); it change the way save command will do the backup and send the data to Storage Node.

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Re: On the fly Encryption in Networker

Thanks for reply, do we have a written evidence that we do encrypted restore....

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Re: On the fly Encryption in Networker

NetWorker supports AES encryption.  This is documented in the NetWorker Administration Guide, as well as in the following knowledgebase article:

     How to encrypt data in NetWorker

     https://support.emc.com/kb/322909

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Re: On the fly Encryption in Networker

ShubhamMishra, Wallace shared first the resources (guide and KB); is it clear enough there?

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