An encryption key is a string of random characters that is used to bring data to a scrambled format and back to unscrambled. Encryption keys encode and decode initial data blocks or underlying keys in the key hierarchy.
Veeam Backup & Replication uses the following types of keys:
- Service keys generated by Veeam Backup & Replication:
- User key — a key generated using a user password.
- Enterprise Manager keys — a pair of keys used for data recovery without a password.
- Backup server keys — a pair of keys used for identity verification of the backup server.