Technical Blog Post
75 ways to demystify DB2 #67: Techtip : Role of ENCRLIB and ENCROPTS in Backup Encryption
One of the common question DBAs ask related to their mission critical task of Database Backup using DB2 native encryption is - How does setting of ENCRLIB and ENCROPTS impact the database backup?
The following chart summarizes the combination of settings of ENCRLIB and ENCROPTS that result in encrypted backups:
– If ENCRLIB is set, backups will always be encrypted
– DBAs can only override the level of backup encryption if ENCROPTS is set to NULL
– A backup will be decrypted when ENCRLIB and ENCROPTS are NULL