is the snapshot using an encrypted channel?

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For Oracle snapshot, I know that the Engine is using SSH to connect to the source host and to launch scripts contained by the toolkit directory. But what I'm wondering is if the trasmission of data during a snapshot (wether it is first or incremental) is over an encrypted channel. I don't know the processes and network architecture Delphix is using for an RMAP API invocation...

Sorry for my ignorance on Oracle processes
Thank you.
Gianpiero
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Hi Gianpiero,

Delphix uses SSH to initiate the process, but the actual data transfer is performed using DSP (Delphix Session Protocol). This data transfer can indeed be encrypted, but that will obviously incur some performance overhead, the default is not encrypted.

See also this documentation link:

https://docs.delphix.com/display/DOCS43/Advanced+Data+Management+Settings+for+Oracle+dSources

It can be seen/changed on the back of the dSource card in the GUI, on the right column of the card (the "Data Management" section) labelled "Encrypted Linking".

Best Regards,

Scott.