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[MERGED] restoring NTFS permissions to an existing folder

Post by lmclean6 » Jan 16, 2018 6:46 pm

if someone changes a permission on a folder, lets say a root folder, I need to restore permissions to said folder. in typical backup software I can restore just the root folder and the NTSF permissions will be restored with it. In Veeam this does not happen. If the folder already exists no permissions are restored. The only time permissions are restored is when the folder is missing. I have selected to over-write, this does nothing. This brought up the second issue. In typical backup software only the folders and files selected with a check box are restored. I can select a root folder and unselect every subfolder and file. I do not see this option in Veeam. These are critical features we require. Please let us know if there is some way to currently accomplish this, if not please assure us it will be a feature very soon?

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Re: restoring NTFS permissions to an existing folder

Post by Nono » Jan 17, 2018 10:41 am

Hi,

Was about to create a new topic about restoring only missing file inside a folder but yours seems to fit perfectly.

One problem we do have is when we want to restore a folder, if we choose "KEEP", all files are restored, even the files that are already present online in the folder. We don't have any options to restore only the missing files for example. I've been working with lot of different software and all do have this "CRITICAL" feature.

BTW, NTFS permission is also one of the "Critical" feature other software have

IS it plan to development ?

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Re: restoring NTFS permissions to an existing folder

Post by PTide » Jan 17, 2018 2:09 pm

Hi,

Mono, Lyle,

I do not recall the feature being requested much, however we will discuss our plans for implementation internally with the team. For now I can suggest to use Get-Acl/Set-Acl workaround.

Thanks

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Re: restoring NTFS permissions to an existing folder

Post by lmclean6 » Jan 18, 2018 4:46 pm

The reason you have not seeing any requests for this feature is because there is a level of assumption when one purchases a backup solution to some basic features. The ones I have mentioned are some of those. it is not until we go to use them we find our assumptions to be incorrect. Your solution is some long winded command line huge workaround that really does not fit what I am describing. Simple work around. View the NTFS permissions in the backed up root folder in Explorer view. Recreate them on the damaged root folder. Couldn't be simpler. No need to get involved in interpreting some long winded command line strategy.

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Re: restoring NTFS permissions to an existing folder

Post by Ruzaila » May 14, 2018 10:03 pm

This has been requested in the past numerous times with a lot of support for this request. Please see two links below:

https://forums.veeam.com/veeam-backup-r ... 37571.html
https://forums.veeam.com/veeam-backup-r ... 24899.html

It appears to be pushed on the back burner a lot. Would it be a good suggestion to have a pinned post of current existing requests? or maybe a dedicated forum?
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Re: Restore of Permissions on NTFS volume

Post by Didi7 » May 16, 2018 8:48 pm

+1 for fhe feature to restore only NTFS permissions on selected folders in Veeam Explorer for File Servers.

Nearly 2 years passed but that feature is still missing. This is possible with competitor products since ages :shock:

I like the idea to create some sort of forum just for feature requests or a sticky thread, where feature requests are collected and how many times it has been already requested, so that Veeam and customers know, what features are requested mostly and are likely to be integrated next.
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Re: Restore of Permissions on NTFS volume

Post by julius.george » Jun 06, 2018 10:40 am 1 person likes this post

We too facing the same issue after migration to veeam on the two below feature which were in backupexec

restoring only missing file inside a folder
restore only NTFS permissions on selected folders

Is any update from veeam on this ? R they incorporating this in any of future releases :(

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Re: Restore of Permissions on NTFS volume

Post by rbradley » Jun 20, 2018 4:41 am

I second this request, I work for a MSP and we work by the book and keep UAC enabled.
Quite often new engineers go direct to a server and access share files direct which then applies the individual user SID.
Additionally many consulting clients with there own IT departments report share folder permissions being changed and asking for a restore option for just permissions.
When this occurs there is currently no resolution for other than restore the files as well, which if this occurs during business hours we cannot do as the files are being updated.
This is also a feature of other backup products hence could Veeam add this?

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Re: Restore of Permissions on NTFS volume

Post by gm2783 » Jun 21, 2018 8:55 am

I asked Gostev for this Feature @ Veeam on Tour in Zurich.
I hope it will be integrated in the future releases.

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Re: Restore of Permissions on NTFS volume

Post by rsomby » Jul 13, 2018 10:38 am

Hi. Anyone know if this feature request got materialized? Im in a situation today where i could use this functionality instead of doing a 17hour file level restore on a folder :roll:

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Re: Restore of Permissions on NTFS volume

Post by Vitaliy S. » Jul 16, 2018 4:00 pm

Hi Ronny, if you're referring to the capability of restoring just permissions, then this feature was not included in our latest 3a update.

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Re: Restore of Permissions on NTFS volume

Post by F182 » Jul 18, 2018 8:42 am 1 person likes this post

Mount the backup and use robocopy with the correct switches.

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Re: Restore of Permissions on NTFS volume

Post by rdbastedo » Jul 24, 2018 7:20 pm

I'm chiming in here, we would really love to be able to restore permissions only.
On whole volume sure just restore the whole thing but when different departments are sharing the volume and you can't touch one but need to restore the other then you have a problem.
Of course not setting it up that way in the beginning would be the correct answer, however my wayback machine doesn't work any more so I get to deal with the structure the way it was set up 3 or 4 admins ago.
Just been through several days of extreme torment due to share permissions being changed, hitting the big easy restore button from Veeam would have really saved a lot of headaches and made Veeam the hero.

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[MERGED] Restore NTFS Rights

Post by perjonsson1960 » Nov 07, 2018 2:34 pm

Folks,

Is there no way to restore only the NTFS rights, but not the files themselves?

We had an incident a while back, when we were still using our old backup system (IBM Tivoli), in which an employee (who probably wants to be anonymous :wink:) accidentally managed to change the NTFS rights on a large number of files and folders in one of our file servers. And with Tivoli we had the option to restore only the NTFS rights for those files and folders, which of course is much quicker than restoring all the data, as well. Now we have abandoned Tivoli in favour of Veeam B&R, and I am just wondering, in case something similar will occur in the future.

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Re: Restore NTFS Rights

Post by DGrinev » Nov 07, 2018 3:56 pm 1 person likes this post

Hey Per Jonsson,

In the current version of the product this isn't possible to restore only permissions.
Your post has been counted as a feature request and merged with the similar requests. Thank you!

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