i am trying to take a backup of folder encrypted with safeboot content encryption. but the problem i am facing is at the time of taking backup its taking backup of encrypted folder as a plain text. i am using enterprise backup software (bakbone netvault) loaded on a server and client sits on my desktop on which safeboot client is installed. problem is when i m restoring the backup data back onto a fresh system without safeboot content encryption the backup software restores the data as a plain text. but if i install safeboot client on same fresh desktop and try to restore the data it goes in a encrypted format. i wanna store my data on backup server in an encrypted format so that it can be decrypted only using safeboot. it should not be readeble on anyother system.
we have the following setup in our test environment 1) One windows machine acting as a safeboot server. 2) One windows machine acting as a backup server with backup software (Netvault) installed. 3) One windows machine with safeboot installed and client of backup software installed. 4) One bare windows machine with just client of backup software installed. 5) One more windows machine with safeboot installed and client of backup software installed.
Testing. i) We encrypted a folder on the safeboot machine (step 3 abv). ii) We started backup of the encrypted folder from the backup server. iii) The safeboot client machine (on step 3 abv) gives a pop-up asking for username and password of the group member who has access to the encrypted folder. iv) Once entered correctly backup process completes successfully on the backup server. v) when the question of restoring the backup from backup server comes, we face the following issue. a) When the backup is restored on a machine (be it machine 3 or 5, encryption of the folder remains intact, and it behaves the way it should. b) But when we restore the folder from the backup server to machine 4 (one without safeboot client) the folder is restored without encryption. ie. all and sundry can open it.
Is this normal? i feel that the backup of the encrypted folder takes place without encrption, and may be some properties of the encryption algorithm are embedded in the folder. refer (step a)