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xpandre
Posting Yak Master

201 Posts

Posted - 05/13/2011 :  11:02:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We accidently deleted our TDE certificate from the master DB and we had 5 DB's encrypted with that certificate.
Now we dont have the password:(

Is there any way we can get the encryption OFF for the 5 DB'S..right now its in a no-state..

webfred
Flowing Fount of Yak Knowledge

Germany
8765 Posts

Posted - 05/13/2011 :  11:12:31  Show Profile  Visit webfred's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Do you mean you have enabled TDE for 5 databases and you have not taken a backup of the certificate created?
Then good luck
Not sure if someone knows a way...


No, you're never too old to Yak'n'Roll if you're too young to die.
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xpandre
Posting Yak Master

201 Posts

Posted - 05/13/2011 :  11:26:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have the backup of my certificate, but we dont remember the password we used:(
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GilaMonster
Flowing Fount of Yak Knowledge

South Africa
4507 Posts

Posted - 05/13/2011 :  11:33:16  Show Profile  Visit GilaMonster's Homepage  Reply with Quote
You need the password and the certificate. If you don't have both, those databases and any encrypted backups are lost beyond recovery.

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Gail Shaw
SQL Server MVP
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xpandre
Posting Yak Master

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Posted - 05/13/2011 :  11:42:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
thank you sir:-(
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GilaMonster
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South Africa
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Posted - 05/13/2011 :  11:50:43  Show Profile  Visit GilaMonster's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Oh, and any database backups taken since TDE was enabled are also useless as they cannot be restored without the certificate.

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Gail Shaw
SQL Server MVP
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sarabpreet12
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India
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Posted - 05/16/2011 :  11:48:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Do you have Backup of Master Database after you configured TDE? If yes, then restore Master on some other instance to make it work & you can also export the cert again and import here.

You can also replace Master on the same instance if you're sure there were no Logins created after that or there were no server level changes.

This should help you... otherwise, Contact Microsoft.

Sarabpreet Singh
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