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Change encryption passphrase on SSR 2013 R2

Hello All,

We have a windows 7 workstation which is  being backed up by SSR and all backups are being encrypted.

Due to the length and the complexity of the encryption passphrase we had some difficulties when trying to restore/recover data from the recovery environment.

Is it possible to change the current passphrase ?  If the answer is yes will it have any negative impact on the existing backups ? Will all those previous backups be unusable ? Once changed do we need to start a full backup ?

Thanks,

Dhanushka

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Re: Change encryption passphrase on SSR 2013 R2

For existing backups  AFAIK no, if you change the phrase in the backup job all backups should be done with the new phrase.

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so does this means we wont be

so does this means we wont be able to use any of the previous backups , the ones created before the passphrase change ?

You will still need to use the old/original passphrase for those existing backups should you need to restore. The change in passphrase will only affect backups created after the change ...

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Re: Change encryption passphrase on SSR 2013 R2

For existing backups  AFAIK no, if you change the phrase in the backup job all backups should be done with the new phrase.

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Re: Change encryption passphrase on SSR 2013 R2

Hi Markus,

Thanks for the update.  Sorry for the long delay, i have not received any notifications indicating that thenpost has been updated.

so does this means we wont be able to use any of the previous backups , the ones created before the passphrase change ?  

Regards,

Dhanushka

 

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so does this means we wont be

so does this means we wont be able to use any of the previous backups , the ones created before the passphrase change ?

You will still need to use the old/original passphrase for those existing backups should you need to restore. The change in passphrase will only affect backups created after the change ...

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Re: Change encryption passphrase on SSR 2013 R2

So all clear now?

Re: Change encryption passphrase on SSR 2013 R2

Perfect, thank you both , Markus and Chris.

Regards,

Dhanushka