If you are in the middle of decryption and you shut down or restart the machine, do you risk corrupting or destroying the data or make it so you can't continue decrypting?
it totally depends on how you are doing the decryption - if you just clicked to decrypt a drive in EEM, then no, it will just pick off where it left off next time. How did you start the decrypt though?
First off, I know that none of this is supported, but I have to help the customer.
On another machine, our customer has a server encrypted with SB 4.2. It is windows server 2003 enterprise sp2. The RAID is 0+1 for the C: drive and RAID 5 for the V: drive. The customer tried to decrypt it (using Safetech)(so they can upgrade to 5.2.4). During decryption, the decrypt status showed 300 hours and then customer rebooted the server. After rebooting, he kicked decryption off again, but this time, the decryption status showed 4000 hours of decryption time. Then he shut the server down, pulled the V: drives and tried to decrypt again, but the server wouldn't even come up. No OS. Shut the server back down, put the V: drives back, started decryption again and the decryption status shows over 4000 hours left to decrypt. Is is possible, at this point, to only decrypt the C: drive? Or, figure out how long it will take to decrypt the drives since the amount of hours has changed drastically?