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Transparent Data Encryption, a feature used to provide protection for data at rest.

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Unable to restore TDE enabled database when MAXTRANSFERSIZE and CHECKSUM is used

Update: @AmitBanerjee - Senior Program Manager for the Microsoft SQL Server Product Group confirmed that MS will look into the issue as it is a defect. Has anyone encountered issue restoring backups ...
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Backup and restore of TDE Databases to different server

There seems to be a lot of information on backing up and restoring TDE databases, but it's generally all the same information, and there seems to be some contradiction about certain points. I have ...
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TDE - Encryption on a large database

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 ...
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In SQL Server 2016, what is the difference between Always Encrypted and Transparent Data Encryption?

As I write this I am still awaiting the official release of SQL Server 2016 so that we can explore the usefulness of its "Always Encrypted" feature. I would just like to know what the specific ...
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Backup Compression Causing Corruption In SQL 2017 TDE Database

On SQL Server 2017 (CU3), whenever I enable backup compression on one of my TDE databases, the backup process always corrupts a specific page in the database. If I run the backup without compression, ...
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Query to List Encryption Certificate for Databases

What certificate is being used to encrypt each of the databases on the instances. I can get the data using the following but how do I write the queries USE master GO -- this provides the list of ...
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BACKUP MASTER KEY failing with cannot find symmetric master key because it does not exist

I'm trying to backup the master key for a TDE database, but SQL Server says there isn't one. It's a bit weird, but I'm sure I'm just doing something wrong. I'm sysadmin on the server, so I should be ...
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What do I need to restore an encrypted MSSQL database?

I am trying to get my head around MSSQL TDE encryption. I have followed these steps to encrypt a database: 1) Create a master key on the master database: USE master GO CREATE MASTER KEY ENCRYPTION ...
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Transactional replication between SQL Server 2014 (Publisher) and SQL Server 2012 (subscriber)

We need to set up transactional replication between two servers A and B, configs listed below: Server A (Publisher) Microsoft SQL Server 2014 - 12.0.2254.0 (X64) Enterprise Edition (64-bit) ...
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Is network traffic encrypted when writing remote backups using SQL Server TDE?

They do say there is no such thing as a “stupid question”, so here goes: I understand that SQL Server Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) encrypts data at rest, so that your database files (.mdf) and ...
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Database Encryption scan for database <name> was aborted. Reissue ALTER DB to resume the scan

I disabled TDE on a database and once completed I dropped the DB certificate for it. Later I performed a manual failover to node2 and ran steps to enable TDE once again. However encryption state is ...
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How to change SQL Server master key password?

I created a master key, then a certificate and encrypted my database. CREATE MASTER KEY ENCRYPTION BY PASSWORD='A Very Strong Password'; GO CREATE CERTIFICATE foo WITH SUBJECT='Database Encryption ...
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Is it (always) necessary to backup a certificate with private key?

I'm starting a project to encrypt database files. I've created a master key and a certificate the following way: USE master; GO CREATE MASTER KEY ENCRYPTION BY PASSWORD = 'Master_K3y'; GO CREATE ...