Restoring encrypted PowerVault TL4000 backups on other tape drives - any experience
Posted on 2009-05-15
I have a Powervault TL4000 which I'm about to enable the hardware encryption module on. We use BackupExec 12 to perform the backups, and are using the encryption facilities in that to management the process.
My question is this: If the TL4000 was broken, or not available due to a disaster, is it possible to retrieve data from encrypted tapes on another device? Of course I would have the encryption key, but does the TL4000 add something extra to the process that stops this happening?
The manuals and Symantec's support don't seem to help much with this! A lot of information is contradictory, and finding the reality is a bit difficult.