I have also been looking at this as an option. One of the considerations is the effect encryption has on compression.
I have heard you loose the ability to compress effectively when using compression. Have you noticed an effect on your tape drive compression when using tape drive based encryption? Regards, Tal -----Original Message----- From: veritas-bu-boun...@mailman.eng.auburn.edu [mailto:veritas-bu-boun...@mailman.eng.auburn.edu] On Behalf Of Justin Piszcz Sent: 01 March 2010 21:26 To: Kevin C Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: [Veritas-bu] Sun/StorageTek based LTO4 encryption On Mon, 1 Mar 2010, Kevin C wrote: > Sorry if this topic is been discussed before. > > Looking for members who have implemented LTO4 based encryption on > Sun/StorageTek/Oracle platforms, any useful comments/journeys/guidance. We > are on HP LTO4 drives with SL500/SL3000 libraries. From what I understand, > this pretty much limits us to the StorageTek Crypto Key Management System w/ > KMA appliances at each library site. The other option, today, is NetBackup's > KMS software. > > Thank you. > I have using the IBM LTO-4 drives with STK libraries, works great, as long the firmware is version 7BG2, I have seen the drive reset itself if the firmware is any other version (more recent ones). Also using NBU & KMS. It works good, note you can only have 2 volume pools that use encryption. Justin. _______________________________________________ Veritas-bu maillist - Veritasemail@example.com http://mailman.eng.auburn.edu/mailman/listinfo/veritas-bu _______________________________________________ Veritas-bu maillist - Veritasfirstname.lastname@example.org http://mailman.eng.auburn.edu/mailman/listinfo/veritas-bu