Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

#65 new defect

Some file attributes under Windows are not backed up

Reported by: Achim J Latz Owned by: ben
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: bbackupd Version: 0.11rc2
Keywords: attributes windows Cc:


Most of the standard file attributes under Windows are not backed up: readonly works.

A simple test case with one file each for archive, hidden, and system attributes will result in the files being restored with none of the attributes set.

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by Achim J Latz

I think the "Archive" attribute is definitely irrelevant: never understood its use anyway (-:

Hidden and System are more important: they are probably set for a reason, for instance to

1/ Reduce user confusion (after restore without hidden, many more files might show up!) 2/ Protect the system from the user (hidden and system files by default do not show up in explorer.exe and are therefore somewhat "saver" from being deleted by the user)

Some example of real hidden system files:

A   H      C:\Documents and Settings\ajl\NTUSER.DAT
A   H      C:\Documents and Settings\ajl\ntuser.dat.LOG
   SH      C:\Documents and Settings\ajl\ntuser.ini

What about the way that Samba achieves this with mapping the attributes to the executable bits? The chapter contains also some interesting information about ACLs

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