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Endpoint Data Security


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Dear Gurus,

How do you enable encryption for desktop and laptop backed up data so that the administrator is not able to view the user data?


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Hello @renny 

From Veeam Agent:

https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/agentforwindows/userguide/encryption_backup_job.html?ver=60

 

From VBR:

https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backup/agents/agent_job_advanced_storage.html?zoom_highlight=encryption&ver=120

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Hi Renny, as @Moustafa_Hindawi mentioned, you can enter a password when creating the backup job. This password is used to protect the backup on repo side from un authorised access.

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The comments made by others are valid if you’re backing up to a service provider, but encrypting a backup for an endpoint protected by VBR won’t prevent the administrator from accessing the files within the backup.

 

Should you wish to prevent the backup administrator from reading the data, you’d do similar to preventing a normal administrator from reading sensitive data, you’d use encryption on the files in production such as EFS. This is done prior to your backups.

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Dear All,

 

Thank you for the quick response.

 

Is this password set during the backup job creation or during the agent installation inside the desktop?

 

Regards

Renson

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Sounds like you’re doing this from the agent instead of managed by VBR, it’s in the backup job creation, in the storage section, under the advanced subsection:

https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/agentforwindows/userguide/backup_job_advanced_storage.html?ver=60

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Thank you all for the help

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Can the title of this question be changed? The title of this question was actually pointing to file system encryption and this is evident from @MicoolPaul answer! I am glad you could still get the right answers! 

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