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Veeam 5.01 File Level Recovery NTFS permssions?

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When performing a FLR restore we are losing the file permissions on those files.

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Re: Veeam 5.01 File Level Recovery NTFS permssions?

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Use Robocopy, or pretty much any other tool that preserves NTFS permissions on copy.

For bulk restores, tools like RichCopy might work. Older versions had bugs that didn't copy NTFS permissions correctly, but I believe that's been fixed in newer versions. RichCopy is great for bulk restores because it is multithreaded and thus can provide some truly good performance.

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Re: Veeam 5.01 File Level Recovery NTFS permssions?

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But what about Veeam preserving the File permissions when I recover guest files (Restore Guest Files)? It is not working.

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Re: Veeam 5.01 File Level Recovery NTFS permssions?

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That's what I was referring to. Veeam's "Backup Browser" GUI just uses a "normal" file copy, which doesn't preserve NTFS permissions, however, behind the scenes Veeam is just mounting your Windows volume to the Veeam host, so you don't have to use Veeam's simple browser tool, you can use any Windows tool you want to copy files.

While you have Veeam's "Backup Browser" GUI up, just minimize it and open an Explorer windows and you'll see the volumes from your restore hosts right there, with drive letters assigned and everything. Just use any Windows command line or GUI tool that can preserve permissions and your set.

Hopefully in the future Veeam will enhance their "Backup Browser" to support restoring with NTFS file permissions, but for now, using a native Windows tool is a pretty easy workaround (it's no different than if you were copying files between servers).

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Re: Veeam 5.01 File Level Recovery NTFS permssions?

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Matt,

You can preserve NTFS permissions while performing FLR even now, please have a look at this topic for more info:
File Restore and Preserving NTFS permission Windows 2008

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Vitaliy S. wrote:Matt,

You can preserve NTFS permissions while performing FLR even now, please have a look at this topic for more info:
File Restore and Preserving NTFS permission Windows 2008

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Vitaliy S: Where can I find this Veeam Hive that is mentioned in the above link?
"Please, try to create FLRPreservePermissions key in Veeam hive of the registry, set it to 1, and let me know if it helps. If you have any issues, let me know and I will check with developers tomorrow (2am our time right now)."

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Arjen, you should create this registry key under the following subkey:

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HKLM\SOFTWARE\VeeaM\Veeam Backup and Replication\

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Thanks for the quick reply. As a REG_DWORD I presume?

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Correct.

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Re: Preserve permissions during file level restore

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[merged into existing discussion]

Gostev: Do one still need the registry mod when using Veeam B&R 5.02?

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Re: Veeam 5.01 File Level Recovery NTFS permssions?

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Anders, you may choose to use the workaround Tom has described or follow Vitaly's link (if you want to keep up with registry key).

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