Encryption Type

CenturaCentura Posts: 14 Bronze 2
edited November 26, 2016 3:19AM in SQL Backup

what kind of encryption does Backup Pro uses? I only see 128 or 256 Bit. But what exactly does this mean?
I need to have the information for one of our customers.

Thanks and best Regards,


  • peteypetey Posts: 2,358 New member
    SQL Backup uses the AES (Rjindael) algorithm for encryption purposes. 256-bit keys are more secure, but eats up more CPU cycles compared to 128-bit keys. The difference might be nominal, depending on your setup.
    Peter Yeoh
    SQL Backup Consultant Developer
    Associate, Yohz Software
    Beyond compression - SQL Backup goodies under the hood, updated for version 8
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