LDK Backup Procedure

Activated LDK licenses are encapsulated into V2C files, which are saved into the following directory after activation.

C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\SafeNet Sentinel\Sentinel LDK\installed\109670

Files may be named:

  • <Key ID>_base.v2c for an original RIP activation.
  • <Key ID>_update<N>.v2c for a Protection Key Update.
  • <Key ID>_rehost.h2h if a license has been rehosted to this machine (see the post “How to transfer LDK license”).

Note: Key ID is the Protection Key ID.

There may be additional directories within the “installed” directory; these will hold V2C files for licenses for products from other vendors (109670 identifies the key as having been provided by Global Graphics).

V2C and H2H files from here may be backed up and can be used later to re‐activate a RIP if a computer must be rebuilt on the same hardware and the original activation is lost, see the section How can I apply a saved V2C file.

Note: Altering the files in this directory (including moving, renaming or deleting them) may prevent LDK from seeing the license that they provide and therefore stop the RIP from running.

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