Hardware encryption not enabled for my tape drive

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Hardware encryption not enabled for my tape drive

Veeam Logoby dsegel » Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:21 pm

I'm backing up to a Dell TL1000 LTO-7 autoloader with an encryption license. The drive says that encryption is licensed and available, but when I select encryption in my media pool it says "8/19/2017 9:05:37 AM :: New tape backup session started, encryption: software "

Is there some trick to get it to recognize that the drive can do hardware encryption?
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Re: Hardware encryption not enabled for my tape drive

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:48 pm

Hi Daniel,

Hardware encryption should be enabled on the library level, so please check your tape library console.

P.S. Found some sort of web guide. Looks valid.
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Re: Hardware encryption not enabled for my tape drive

Veeam Logoby dsegel » Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:07 pm

Encryption is enabled on the tape drive, and it uses its own key management system. I suspect that VBR doesn't know that it's enabled, so it's trying to encrypt the data itself. I'm going to turn it off in VBR and test to see if it still encrypts on the tapes.
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Re: Hardware encryption not enabled for my tape drive

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:24 pm

Hi Daniel,

Try to create new Media Pool with encryption enabled and new File to tape job. Run job for a single file as a source and check the encryption state.
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