If you were to change the encryptkey to save instead of generate, it may achieve what you need. The only time you would not be prompted is on the original machine where it's saved, or on a new machine after doing a BMR because the password file/registry would be restored with it. Anywhere else, you'd be prompted for the encryption key. The downside is that if you change that, it will only affect new backups going forward.well then i think we need to encrypt our export tapes
You are welcome, anytime.thank you two for that long and complicated discussion.