[Box Backup] Windows backups
Mon, 29 Nov 2004 23:41:34 +0100
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Joe Krahn wrote:
| Windows backups are a real pain, due to file locking, the Registry, etc.
| The only way to really backup Windows correctly is to run the backup
| outside of the Windows OS you're backing up.
This depends of course on what you want to backup. If you cannot
access/lock the dataset in a 'halted' state for the duration of the
backup, you're right.
It's most likely easier, that's for sure.
| OH... just remembered: This won't work to backup NTFS file systems,
| and may be a problem with LVM partitions. But, our desktop systems don't
| have these.
Why would NTFS be a problem? Afaik you only need read access on the
source volume, wich is provided by a free driver.
~ joris @ v5 . be
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