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Is there a special procedure or mechanism to protect against data spillage from prior to enabling NVE or NAE?

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • NetApp Volume Encryption (NVE)
  • NetApp Aggregate Encryption (NAE)

Answer

  • No. Because of wear-leveling in solid-state drives (SSDs), sensitive data that was on a disk before NVE and NAE were enabled could still be present.
  • This problem is not unique to NetApp; any vendor using SSDs has this same problem.

 

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