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Need for Service Master Key backups, Database Master Key backups


Need for Service Master Key backups, Database Master Key backups

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For enabling and moving TDE enabled databases certificate backup & private key are sufficient. Exactly under what scenarios you will need SMK backups , DMK backups or restore SMK , DMK backups

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arr.nagaraj (8/22/2013)
For enabling and moving TDE enabled databases certificate backup & private key are sufficient. Exactly under what scenarios you will need SMK backups , DMK backups or restore SMK , DMK backups


Usually you do not need either for especially TDE.

You should however always have a Backup of your Service Master Key ready for rare/unlikely corruption scenarios.
Same goes for the Database Master Key of master DB which protects your certificate.

In other cases when not using TDE but other encryption/signing techniques you may need a specific backup of the DMK for a restore of a user database.
So just protect yourself for the case. But make sure, the backup location itself is secure.

Andreas

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