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Vertica Backup Encryption

cp00634326cp00634326 Vertica Customer

Hi team,
When we configure Vertica backup in config file (Vertica.ini ) with parameter
encrypt = true
What kind of encryption Vertica keep at the target location. Could not get it from Documentation.



  • Jim_KnicelyJim_Knicely - Select Field - Administrator

    Are you talking about Encrypting Backups on Amazon S3?

  • cp00634326cp00634326 Vertica Customer

    we do backup to NFS

  • Jim_KnicelyJim_Knicely - Select Field - Administrator
    edited May 2021

    Wire encrytion by vbr is accomplishe via SSL. The implementation is dependent on the target:

    • SSH when using rsync
    • HTTPS for S3, HDFS and friends
    • For NFS and other POSIX filesystems, this setting is ignored -- encryption is delegated to the operating system.

    For NFS, it'll depend on the mount options. NFS can be secured with Kerberos.

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