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:

  1. 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.

  2. 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: