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Backup / restore rates with AES encryption for DP 6.0

Hi. Has anyone had any experience of using the disk agent encryption option with Data protector 6.0? Does this have any significant impact on the length of time it takes to backup and restore?

Also will it have an impact on the compression available on the media (I had read it will reduce the ability to compress the data?).

Thanks for any help provided
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I believe the compression impact is documented in the DP Encryption Guide. With the data encrypted, it's normally no longer compressible. So you should use software compression in the DA rather than hardware compression in the drive. Then again, software compression is only valid for file system objects.

If you've got Ultrium-4, drive encryption is a much easier solution to work with, though it won't encrypt in-transit data.

Thanks,
Scott
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Hi all
Is there any license required for AES encryption in DP 6?
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Hi @VIVEKKV1,

Software encryption in Data Protector is a licensed feature. This is true for Functional- and Capacity-based licensing. It is licensed per server. BB618AAE for 1 client and BB618BAE for 10 clients. From the QuickSpecs...

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https://h20195.www2.hpe.com/V2/GetHTML.aspx?docname=c04109270

Hardware encryption in the drive can be used at no additional charge. This should be the preferred option with modern drives.

Regards,
Sebastian Koehler

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Hi sebastain
Thanks for your information.
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