The AppAssure 5 Core allows you to create multiple encryption keys with the same dispaly name and it can get tedious from an administrativer perspective to keep your like named keys in order. Fortunately, AppAssure assigns a Globally Unique Identifier or GUID to all encryption keys that are created.
If you run into a situation where you need to remove encryption keys that have the same name but are not sure which on is which, there is a way to remove the un-needed key from the Windows registry only.
AppAssure 5 provides integrated encryption to protect backups and data-at-rest from unauthorized access and use, ensuring data privacy. AppAssure 5 provides strong encryption. By doing so, backups of protected computers are inaccessible. Only the user with the encryption key can access and decrypt the data. There is no limit to the number of encryption keys that can be created and stored on a system. DVM uses AES 256-bit encryption in the Cipher Block Chaining (CBC) mode with 256-bit keys. Encryption is performed inline on snapshot data, at line speeds without impacting performance. This is because DVM implementation is multi-threaded and uses hardware acceleration specific to the processor on which it is deployed.
Windows Registry Disclaimer:
Quest does not provide support for problems that arise from improper modification of the registry. The Windows registry contains information critical to your computer and applications. Make sure you back up the registry before modifying it. For more information on the Windows Registry Editor and how to back up and restore it, refer to Microsoft Article ID 256986 “Description of the Microsoft Windows registry” at Microsoft Support.
To remove the duplicate encryption key, please complete the following steps:
The encryption key for this agent has been removed. It is important to note the following: