Data Encryption field on Backup Set Properties page shows 'No' when hardware encryption is used for Oracle database backup in Backup Exec 2012

Article:TECH196270  |  Created: 2012-09-06  |  Updated: 2012-09-27  |  Article URL
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When 'Hardware' is chosen as 'Encryption Type' for Oracle database backups in Backup Exec 2012, though the data is encrypted the 'Data Encryption' field on the properties page of the backup set shows 'No' like below:


This is a cosmetic issue and harmless for data encryption and protection.



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ORCL: Hardware encryption does not work when backing up Oracle Database with Backup Exec 2012


Backup Set properties shows Data Encryption field "No" for hardware encrypted backup set

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