Assume that you enable Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) for a database in Microsoft SQL Server. Then, you back up the database by using a BACKUP DATABASE Transact-SQL statement that has the COMPRESSION and MAXTRANSFERSIZE options specified. If you specify a large value for the MAXTRANSFERSIZE option, the back-up operation may be unsuccessful, and you receive the following error messages:

Msg 33111, Level 16, State 3, Line 24

Cannot find server certificate with thumbprint 'thumbprint'.

Msg 3013, Level 16, State 1, Line 24

BACKUP DATABASE is terminating abnormally.


This fix is included in the following cumulative updates for SQL Server:

Cumulative Update 2 for SQL Server 2017

Cumulative Update 6 for SQL Server 2016 SP1

Cumulative Update 9 for SQL Server 2016

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Each new build for SQL Server contains all the hotfixes and security fixes that were in the previous build. We recommend that you install the latest cumulative updates for SQL Server:

Latest cumulative update for SQL Server 2017

latest build for SQL Server 2016


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