While running back ups, Safeboot.rsv and Safeboot.fs won't back up, they just get skipped. Any ideas as to which back up application will back up these files besides Arcserv?
ThanksMessage was edited by: gldnju on 1/6/11 5:19:40 PM GMT-05:00
There's no point backing them up - you can't restore them, and they can't (legally) be deleted or written to. Consider them much the same as the swap file.
They can be backed up using disk imaging tools. But they are suppose to act as permanent disk location markers, to make sure that other applications do not write to allocated sectors. And they should never be moved too.
This stems from the fact that pre-boot OS has not been made to understand NTFS file system installed on hard disk.
If you back them up, you'll be tempted to restore them as well - this will break the pre-boot.
So, it's best not to back them up in the first place.
It does not matter. One has to understand implications of backing up and restoring content of a hard drive, that has been encrypted.
Special actions need to be taken if backup is intended for hard drive replacement.
Why would anyone want to do that? Backup for the purpose of recovery overwritten files (human errors), would dictate selective file restore. Only of the files that were overwritten or corrupted. Obviously safeboot(!) files do not qualify for that procedure, and is irrelevant if they are backed up or not.
You yourself Peter have argued innumerable times that products should protect people from mistakes - yet here you are arguing that it's ok to back up files as long as you remember never to restore them? I think the fact that the product goes to such lengths to PREVENT them being backed up in the first place, for good reason, is the important point here.