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    Default Encryption Support

    How can I confirm if a certain model tape drive can support TSM 5.5 Encryption?

    Is it safe to assume if it is on the supported library list that it can preform encryption?

    Drive in question is a Quantum SDLT 600

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    Quote Originally Posted by greyhound View Post
    How can I confirm if a certain model tape drive can support TSM 5.5 Encryption?

    Is it safe to assume if it is on the supported library list that it can preform encryption?

    Drive in question is a Quantum SDLT 600
    Nope. Supported drives and drives supporting encryption are two different things. If it is supported, it doesn't necessarily mean encryption is supported or available.

    As far as I remember, the Quantum SDLT 600 is not enabled for encryption but I may be wrong.
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    Are there any resources I could check? Or a call to IBM is in order?

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    Default Encrypt

    You should contact the drive vendor for info on "hardware level" encryption, but TSM does offer software level encryption also. TSM supports AES128 at a software level.

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    Hi,

    Please give ur's valuable output for the below questions

    is it possible that the backup of these databases, applications, etc, can be encrypted?

    Thanks in advance

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    Default Software encryption

    I know that v5.3 and above support all api's (TDP for exchange, SQL, etc), and baclient level software encryption. There is plenty of documentation on publib.ibm.com, IBM support. There are even more options for software encryption, like automatic password generation in v5.4 and above; the documentation is pretty good and support knows it well.

    If you need any specifics PM me and I can help direct your further.
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    Hi,

    Thanks for your reply.Could you please provide me the Link or Guide for all api's (TDP for exchange, SQL, etc), and baclient level software encryption.

    Thank you

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    Start here for BAClient Encryption...

    http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infoce...ns60000280.htm

    Each API (TDP) will have its own implementation guide...

    This is for Oracle, just search for encrypt...

    http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infoce...c/ab5w0003.pdf

    I do not have time to find all the guides, but this should get you started...

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