I'm in the process of researching TDE implementation on a VLDB and would like to know if anyone has real world experience with enabling encryption on a production server.
What kind of problems (if any) can I expect? My testing shows very little impact in a test environment, but I'm concerned about how long this is going to take to setup in prod. Any feedback is appreciated.
I read somewhere that I'll need to disable Backups and database maintenance during the encryption process. Is this true?
This is very concerning, since my testing took ~4 days to complete the encryption.