Question for Guru: Does VEB backup NTFS ADS?

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Question for Guru: Does VEB backup NTFS ADS?

Veeam Logoby cmbc » Thu Jul 23, 2015 8:38 am

Hello,

i have search everywhere but cannot find any notes on that:

Does Veeam Endpoint Backup backup NTFS Alternate Data Stream? (ADS)

We use software that use ADS and need to be sure that these information are really backing up

Thanks for help
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Re: Question for Guru: Does VEB backup NTFS ADS?

Veeam Logoby PTide » Thu Jul 23, 2015 9:46 am

Hi,

As NTFS.COM states:
A library of files might exist where the files are defined as alternate streams

Which means that it takes hdd space to keep alternative data stream, therefore alternative stream will be backed up by Endpoint, as well as anything what is stored on the hdd. So, the answer is "Yes, ADS will be backed up"

Hope this helps.

Thank you.
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Re: Question for Guru: Does VEB backup NTFS ADS?

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Thu Jul 23, 2015 9:48 am

Do you take full image backup in order to backup NTFS ADS?
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Re: Question for Guru: Does VEB backup NTFS ADS?

Veeam Logoby cmbc » Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:53 am

I suppose it work on "volume mode" backup, not on file level?

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Re: Question for Guru: Does VEB backup NTFS ADS?

Veeam Logoby vII » Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:21 am 1 person likes this post

Yes, you are correct.
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