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Are the weekly server backups and block storage encrypted?

Posted August 26, 2020 248 views
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Hi all.

We have our infrastructure with DO droplets and storage with block storage, we are under audit and they are asking us if backups and files are kept encrypted and if so, what encryption is applied.

I appreciate your help.

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Hello,

Backups are not encrypted at rest, but they are not externally accessible.Whereas, Block storage Volumes are encrypted with LUKS (Linux Unified Key Setup). The entire storage cluster is encrypted, so snapshots of volumes are also encrypted at rest.

You can refer to below links for more insights:

https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/volumes/
https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/images/backups/

Cheers,
Sri Charan

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