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We have a very very old SQL anywhere 9 - dbsrv9 database running on a Cisco secureACS where the database has been corrupt.

Any I try to run the dbsrv9.exe application to login to the db, but I don't have the the encryption key. Is there anyway to get into the db or fix the corrupted db?

asked 12 Feb '19, 10:12

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edited 12 Feb '19, 10:32

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Volker Barth

Sorry, without the encryption key it is impossible to get anything from the database. There's no way (short of brute force) to guess or calculate it, and there's no back door. Without the key, you're out of luck.

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answered 12 Feb '19, 10:24

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Thanks! :-( I can see the encrypted key in a ini file. So there is no way to use this ? baaa...

(12 Feb '19, 10:26) pederbach
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OK, you said you didn't have the key. If you do, use the -ek switch to specify the key when you start the server.

(12 Feb '19, 10:30) Graeme Perrow

I don't have the the encryption key

I can see the encrypted key in a ini file

Now which statement is true?

(12 Feb '19, 10:31) Volker Barth
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