Subject AW: [firebird-support] Firebird 3 encryption in the background
Author Ralf Jansen



Ø  how often do you encrypt database? i suppose that only once.


Sure every database only once. In this case a high 6-digit count of databases around the world that should be upgraded/encrypted only once automatically and should not interfere with the backup strategy of the

responsible admin.


Ø  this is not good think to include database file in Volume Shadow Copy Service


Why do you think so? VSS means uninterrupted usage (a few milliseconds that a transaction has to wait before the snapshot is ready and the database is not usable) of the software while backing up and the VSS copy will still be encrypted.

As far as I understand you get unencrypted backups when using gback/nbackup. That’s not what I need.