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Encrypting the Backup

The backup snapshot file (.BKF) contains a snapshot of Active Directory. It that includes sensitive data such as user logon passwords. To help protect the .BKF file U-Move will offer to encrypt it with a secret passphrase.

Recommended: Always encrypt the .BKF file with a secret passphrase

U-Tools recommends that you always encrypt the .BKF snapshot file. You will be prompted to choose a secret passphrase to encrypt the file. If you wish, you can leave the passphrase blank to skip the encryption step (not recommended).

When you load the .BKF file on the destination computer, you will be prompted to re-enter the same secret passphrase to decrypt the file. U-Move.

Fast encryption using AES hardware

When available, U-Move will use the fast AES machine instructions to encrypt the .BKF file. When using these fast hardware machine instructions there will be no delay in the backup process compared to backing up Active Directory without encryption. See Intel Data Protection Technology with AES-NI.

If you forgot the secret passphrase

If you have forgotten the secret passphrase you can recover the .BKF file by sending a request for a recovery number to U-Tools Software.