Back up onboard key management information manually

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You should copy onboard key management information to a secure location outside the storage system whenever you configure the Onboard Key Manager passphrase.

What you’ll need
  • You must be a cluster administrator to perform this task.

  • Advanced privileges are required for this task.

About this task

All key management information is automatically backed up to the replicated database (RDB) for the cluster. You should also back up key management information manually for use in case of a disaster.

Steps
  1. Change to advanced privilege level:

    set -privilege advanced

  2. Display the key management backup information for the cluster:

    For this ONTAP version…​

    Use this command…​

    ONTAP 9.6 and later

    security key-manager onboard show-backup

    ONTAP 9.5 and earlier

    security key-manager backup show

For complete command syntax, see the man pages.

+ The following 9.6 command displays the key management backup information for cluster1:

+

cluster1::> security key-manager onboard show-backup

     --------------------------BEGIN BACKUP--------------------------
     TmV0QXBwIEtleSBCbG9iAAEAAAAEAAAAcAEAAAAAAADuD+byAAAAACEAAAAAAAAA
     QAAAAAAAAABvOlH0AAAAAMh7qDLRyH1DBz12piVdy9ATSFMT0C0TlYFss4PDjTaV
     dzRYkLd1PhQLxAWJwOIyqSr8qY1SEBgm1IWgE5DLRqkiAAAAAAAAACgAAAAAAAAA
     3WTh7gAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIAAAAAAAgAZJEIWvdeHr5RCAvHGclo+wAAAAAAAAAA
     IgAAAAAAAAAoAAAAAAAAAEOTcR0AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACAAAAAAAJAGr3tJA/LRzU
     QRHwv+1aWvAAAAAAAAAAACQAAAAAAAAAgAAAAAAAAACdhTcvAAAAAJ1PXeBfml4N
     BsSyV1B4jc4A7cvWEFY6lLG6hc6tbKLAHZuvfQ4rIbYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
     AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
     AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
     AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
     AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
     AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
     AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
     AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
     AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAABOZXRBcHAgS2V5IEJsb2IA
     AQAAAAMAAAAYAQAAAAAAADA5/ccAAAAAIgAAAAAAAAAoAAAAAAAAAEOTcR0AAAAA
     AAAAAAAAAAACAAAAAAAJAGr3tJA/LRzUQRHwv+1aWvAAAAAAAAAAACIAAAAAAAAA
     KAAAAAAAAACI8z/bAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAgAAAAAAAQAbxMcI4qiaMS4Uts5tTUnU
     AAAAAAAAAAAkAAAAAAAAAIAAAAAAAAAAqwxTcwAAAACkiwBAI3YeeV3jMFg5Smyj
     LSgoK/qc8FAmMMcrRXY6uriulnL0WPB/AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
     AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
     AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAE5ldEFwcCBLZXkgQmxvYgABAAAAAwAAABgBAAAAAAAA
     1cNLLwAAAAAiAAAAAAAAACgAAAAAAAAAQ5NxHQAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIAAAAAAAkA
     ave0kD8tHNRBEfC/7Vpa8AAAAAAAAAAAIgAAAAAAAAAoAAAAAAAAAJ4/cQsAAAAA
     AAAAAAAAAAACAAAAAAABAF6JCZch+IF+ZeOutovhv8oAAAAAAAAAACQAAAAAAAAA
     gAAAAAAAAAAN3Zq7AAAAALO7qD20+H8TuGgSauEHoqAyWcLv4uA0m2rrH4nPQM0n
     rDRYRa9SCv8AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
     AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
     ---------------------------END BACKUP---------------------------
  1. Copy the backup information to a secure location outside the storage system for use in case of a disaster.