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What is the State of My Transparent Data Encrypted Database?

When using Transparent Data Encryption, you might wonder “What is the state of my transparent data encrypted database?”  There are many different states that a transparent data encrypted database might go through.  Those states go from not being encrypted to being completely encrypted, and a few others related to managing the encryption keys.

You probably already know that when you encrypt a database with transparent data encryption it takes a while for the entire database to be encrypted.  The same is true when you turn off transparent data encryption, it takes a while to decrypt your data.

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