DDB and Bitlocker

  • 21 September 2021
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If we have an existing DDB on a drive for a media agent and that drive gets encrypted with Bitlocker does that cause a problem?
My thought is that it isn’t since all reads/writes are happening inside the server. There might be a performance penalty though.


Or am I totaly wrong?




Best answer by Damian Andre 21 September 2021, 17:48

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Bitlocker is enabled per drive/volume, and given DDBs should be on dedicated drives, there should be no reason to enable bitlocker on a DDB volume - there is nothing you could determine by dumping out the DDB contents.

I’m not sure we have tested or seen bitlocker on a DDB volume before - but some level of performance impact is certain. If its not impacting production and Q&I times are OK then I guess there is no need to worry about it :grinning: