Encryption for backup snapshots downloaded from Atlas

if I am downloading a snapshot (I am using mongo encryption mechanism only) and somehow the server the snapshot it was stored was compromised - does it in plain text or the data keep encrypt when I am downloading it?

Hi @Yaron_Chelouche and welcome in the MongoDB Community :muscle: !

I’m sorry but I don’t understand the question.

Here you can find a bunch of examples and tutorials that are using CSFLE. In the one I wrote, I explain how to use CSFLE with MongoDB Community Edition only.

What’s a snapshot for you?


Hi @MaBeuLux88_xxx

I will try to explain in a different way, If I am downloading the backup I created on Atlas to my laptop .
does the file is store as an encrypted file? ( I am assuming Atlas is encrypting all data at rest)
is this the case?

Only if you are using Encryption at Rest: https://docs.atlas.mongodb.com/security-kms-encryption/

Doc about the Cloud Backup: https://docs.atlas.mongodb.com/backup/cloud-backup/overview/#encryption-at-rest-using-customer-key-management


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