With advanced encryption algorithms it is necessary to securely store, change or rotate encryption keys. Two recent advancements in FairCom DB technology make this much easier to manage.
A key store option is now available to allow uninterrupted FairCom DB operation during failover events. To change or rotate encryption keys, a utility is now provided to manage this process.
Note: To change the actual encryption of data within a file, it is necessary to completely read and unencrypt existing data and re-encrypt it with a new key. This can be accomplished by a compact of the file with encryption enabled. Compaction of the file creates new physical data and index files with new encryption keys assigned.