Encryption policy attribute

The Encryption attribute determines whether the backup should be encrypted. When the server initiates the backup, it passes on the Encryption policy attribute to the client in the backup request.

The client compares the Encryption policy attribute to the Encryption host properties for the client. If the encryption permissions for the client are set to REQUIRED or ALLOWED, the policy can encrypt the backups for that client.

See Encryption properties .

For additional encryption configuration information, see the NetBackup Security and Encryption Guide.


If encrypted data is written to a storage unit that has single-instance store capabilities, the storage unit may not be able to use data deduplication on the compressed or the encrypted data.

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