v7 Tape Encryption

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Re: v7 Tape Encryption

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:08 am

I understand your concern. But for now I can only say that tape encryption is on our feature list. We will publish more information regarding tape encryption as soon as we have some. As long as you’re present on the forum, you won’t miss it. So, stay tuned.

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Re: v7 Tape Encryption

Veeam Logoby peterfon » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:52 am

Thanks for the response. Is there any general time scales 1-3 months, 3-6 months, 6 months+.

We can wait 1-3 months but if it is likely to be longer than that the we will have to find another solution.
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Re: v7 Tape Encryption

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:03 pm

I can say that it is definitely not going to be available in the next 1-3 months.
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Re: v7 Tape Encryption

Veeam Logoby gmorris » Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:13 am

I am in the same boat and would like to not have to use Symantec Backup Exec but we also need Tape Encryption and the Encryption builtin to Backup Exec works very nice and is seamless to use, in DR you just have to know the passphrase and you can decrypt the tape no other server needed. We use an IBM TS3100 Tape Library and configuring encryption is as easy as setting the library to application controlled Encryption, and then creating the Encryption key in Backup Exec. I would suggest trying to make Veeam tape encryption work simalar as this is very nice to work with.
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Re: v7 Tape Encryption

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:47 am

Glen,
Thank you for describing your scenario! This DR site tape library is remotely connected to your main site or it is connected to standalone BE media server?
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Re: v7 Tape Encryption

Veeam Logoby gmorris » Wed Nov 06, 2013 2:20 pm

At DR the library is connected to a standalone backup server with no connectivity to the main site.
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Re: v7 Tape Encryption

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Wed Nov 06, 2013 2:59 pm

Glen,
Thank you for clarification. Yes, such scenario would be supported by the upcomming encryption feature.
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Re: v7 Tape Encryption

Veeam Logoby dualdj1 » Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:38 pm

We decided to use the hardware encryption capability of our library, and it's been working great. It would still be nice to see the software option as well, though.
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Re: v7 Tape Encryption

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:48 am

Hi, Jason,

As mentioned above, we’re working on delivering this feature in one of the next product releases. Thanks.
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Re: v7 Tape Encryption

Veeam Logoby gmorris » Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:08 pm

I just want to clairify that the tape library is doing the encryption [hardware encryption] it is just controlled by the application [ Symantec or Veeam in this case]
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Re: v7 Tape Encryption

Veeam Logoby nunciate » Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:11 pm

I have a Quantum Scalar i80 tape library with 4 LTO6 FC drives. We use encryption through Quantum Scalar Key Manager servers. This is a Quantum solution which uses 2 VMs (primary & backup) to manage all of the encryption keys. The libraries are configured to talk directly to those key managers and the backup software doesn't know anything about it. Of course this is an extra feature that you have to purchase from Quantum. You have to buy the SKM VM package and the license for the library.

I have been backing up to tape via Veeam for a month now and my tapes all show encrypted from the Quantum library. Restores of Veeam files works just fine as well.
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