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Symantec 2010 R3 - Backups for Encrypted Data

Created: 20 Nov 2012 | 1 comment

I know this question may be a long shot - but thought I would ask.

We are researching any possible solution of restoring the data for machines that have been encrypted with whole disk encryption - without having to restore the data and then re-run whole disk encryption after that.

Does Symantec 2010 R3 support backup and (restoration of data including the encryption level) for an entire hard drive that has whole disk encryption?

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teiva-boy's picture

They have supported in the past certain configurations of whole disk encryption when used with certain products...  For example BackupExec System Recovery with PGP encrypted disks, or Guardian Edge encrypted disks.

It may be documented in the SCL, but you should just try it on a test machine.

There is an online portal, save yourself the long hold times. Create ticket online, then call in with ticket # in hand :-) "We backup data to restore, we don't backup data just to back it up."