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 8 types of keys:
- 3 service keys generated by Veeam Backup & Replication:
- 1 key generated based on a user password: a user key.
- A pair of keys used for data recovery without a password — Enterprise Manager keys.
- A pair of keys used for identity verification of the backup server — backup server keys.