In my previous articles on TDE Ive gone through whats TDE and how to configure it. Now here in this article Im going to test whether Im able to restore attach the database without encryption key since the main property of TDE is not to allow to use the physical files of the database without certificate. Ill also brief about how to copy move the database that is encrypted with TDE.
Securing each part and datas in a database is now an important task for DBAs to accomplish else the datas might be hacked. Keeping in mind Microsoft has started encryption features from SQL 2005 and its greatly improved its feature in SQL Server 2008. Lets recall the encryption features in previous versions of SQL Server.