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Does encryption work on LTO 3 with Backup Exec 11d

Does encryption work on LTO 3 with Backup Exec 11d,

 

I remember seeing the option for encryption in network and secutiry tab long ago, but i donot see the option for enabling or selecting encryption.

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Only software encryption is

Only software encryption is possible, as hardware encryption is implemented since LTO4.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linear_Tape-Open

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Yes in the job properties in

Yes in the job properties in Network and Security it should show as a Option.  Check to make sure your tape device is listed in the Backup Exec 11d  HCL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH46703

 Try to create a new job and see if the Encryption option is available.

Software encryption should be

Software encryption should be supported.

Hardware encryption is not supported as LTO3 didn't have that feature.  Hardware encryption was added in LTO4.

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Only software encryption is

Only software encryption is possible, as hardware encryption is implemented since LTO4.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linear_Tape-Open

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Thanks ZeroC00l, that was

Thanks ZeroC00l, that was good.

Hi all,  Have a question

Hi all, 

Have a question , 

consider i enable hardware encryption in server a and try to restore it in a different serve , can i restore data?

yes

yes

Before restoring the data do

Before restoring the data do we have to perform a catalog and restore ?

If we can restore, i have another question .

 When software/hardware encryption is used it would generate a file in the BE database, so how will the operation happen in the background, meaning how will detect that the tape is encrypted and how will it understand the key which we give.