2-Export

Introduction

In this article, we will see how to export a database encryption key after the successful installation of Veritas Backup Exec software.

What is Database Encryption Key in Backup Exec

The database encryption key holds the sensitive information in the Backup Exec database using encryption. It is used to encrypt information such as user account credentials and the keys that are used for encrypted backup jobs.

The database encryption key is very important to perform the following tasks.

  • Manual disaster recovery of a Backup Exec server.
  • Simplified Disaster Recovery (SDR): disaster recovery of a Backup Exec server.
  • Migrating backup from one computer to another.
  • Fixing issues related to database encryption key on Backup Exec server.

It is highly recommended to export the Backup Exec database encryption key to a secure location for future access if it is needed.

Export Database Encryption Key in Backup Exec

Check the following requirements before exporting the database encryption key.

  • The destination disk should have enough disk space.
  • The drive letter should be assigned to a physical volume, or if a network share UNC path is specified, a mapped network drive is not supported.
  • The destination location is accessible to the Backup Exec server.
  • The Backup Exec server should have write permission to the destination location.

Let’s see how to export a database encryption key in Backup Exec.

1. Launch the Backup Exec software. On the Home tab, scroll down and under the Database Encryption Key section, you will see the warning sign that the database encryption key has not been exported. Click on Export Database Encryption Key.

Backup Exec Export Database Encryption Key

2. In the left pane of the settings window, select Database Maintenance and Security, and under Backup Exec Database Ecnryption Key Management, select the path for the database encryption key.

If you want Backup Exec to remember the path of the exported encryption key, then select “Remember the export path” and then click on Export.

Backup Exec Export Database Encryption Key

3. Database encryption key has been exported successfully.

Backup Exec Export Database Encryption Key

4. Check the database encryption key location. For example, in our case, it is F:\DB Encryption Key.

5. On the home tab, under the database encryption key section, the warning sign disappears..

Backup Exec Export Database Encryption Key

Follow our article below on how to install Veritas Backup Exec.

https://easytechhub.com/how-to-install-vertias-backup-exec/

Conclusion

The database encryption key contains highly sensitive information about user credentials and database encrypted backup jobs; it is strongly advised to export the database encryption key to a secure location.

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By Feroz Khan

Feroz Khan works as a system administrator with more than 12 years of experience in information technology. He would like to share the knowledge with others that he has gained during his working experience.

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