Deleting an encryption key

You should be cautious when you delete encryption keys. When you delete an encryption key, you cannot restore the backup sets that you encrypted with that key unless you create a new key that uses the same encryption key and pass phrase as the original key.

You can delete encryption keys in the following situations:

If you delete an encryption key that is being used in a scheduled restore job, you cannot replace the key. Therefore, any scheduled restore job in which you delete an encryption key fails.

To delete an encryption key

  1. On the Tools menu, click Encryption Keys.

  2. Select the key that you want to delete.

  3. Click Delete.

  4. Click Yes.

  5. If the key is used in a job or template, do the following:

    • In the Select an encryption key to replace "key name" box, select the new key for the jobs or templates listed.

    • Click OK.

More Information

Replacing an encryption key