The Master Encryption Key in Altaro is utilised to encrypt the backups using AES 256-bit. You can follow the instructions below to enable encryption for your backups:
- In the Altaro Physical Server Backup Management Console, go to [Setup] > [Backup Settings]
Then, enable the option to [Encrypt Backups of this Server]
Then, simply enter a key and it's confirmation in the pop-up window, click [OK] and [Save].
Altaro Physical Server Backup will require the encryption key upon restoring, so it's critical that you either remember it or take note of it in a secure password manager as there is no method of recovery for the master encryption key.
- You're all set, backups from now onwards will be encrypted using this key.
If at some point you would like to validate your encryption key, you can use this option: