Connection encryption between SQL Server and BackupExec

  • brian.henry

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    We are in the mists of securing all internal communications via encryption, a security requirement by law for us...

    We are using SQL Server encryption from the server to the clients for all sensitive databases, but we have no turned on force encryption yet due to not knowing how some programs might act.

    One such program is Symantec's BackupExec. We are using BE 2012 and the SQL Server backup agent to backup our database servers. We have contacted Symantec about this and they don't seem to have a clue what we are asking. They keep telling us the agent is encrypted if you have hardware encryption turned on the tape... well that's not what we need to know... we wanted to know if you force encryption at the database server connection level how does the agent react...

    We need to make sure we are not leaving an unencrypted path between the server and the backup agent. We know from the agent to the media server are encrypted via certificate / key exchanges. We know the media server to the tape are encrypted via a key we provided. We just don't know how or if the data from the server to the agent are encrypted...

    Anyone have any experience with this or any knowledge of how BackupExec handles a require encrypted connection setting?

  • brian.henry

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    shoot, meant to post this in the SQL 2008 forum

  • Elliott Whitlow

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    No problem.. Dupe Post, please reply to: http://www.sqlservercentral.com/Forums/Topic1469748-391-1.aspx

    CEWII

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