Forcibly restoring keys from a file

Encryption License Key User Guide

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Use this procedure to restore encryption keys forcibly from a file backed up on the Device Manager - Storage Navigator computer.
  • You must have the Security Administrator (View & Modify) role and the Support Personnel (View & Modify) role.
  1. Block the LDEVs associated with the target parity group.
  2. On the Explorer pane, select Administration, and then select Encryption Keys.
  3. On the Encryption Keys tab, click Restore Keys > From File (Force).
  4. In the Force Restore Keys from File window, click Browse, and then click OK .
  5. In the Open dialog box, select the backup file, and then click Open.
    The name of the selected file is displayed in File Name.
    Note: Make sure View-only: Yes is displayed.
  6. In the Force Restore Keys from File window, type the password that you entered when you backed up the selected encryption key, and then click Finish.
  7. In the Confirm window, confirm the settings, and enter your task name in Task Name.
    If you want the Tasks window to open after you click Apply, select Go to tasks window for status.
  8. Click Apply.