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Questions about backup and recovery using Backup Exec 10d

I have successfully recovered data in the past, but never from a folder with special permissions.

What happens to these folders when I recover them?  Do they keep their permissions?  If so, what happens if the system state wasn't recovered correctly?  After recovery, would I be able to take ownership of the folders with an Admin account?

If I was able to do that, I can't see how I could take ownership of folders with special permissions, like the ones used with roaming profile and folder redirect issued through group policy.  I'm unable to get into these folders locally, so taking ownership might be hard.

Any comments?
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warriorfan808
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BertSublimeCommented:
are you recovering specific files or the whole system, what process are you using to recover, what backup software?
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warriorfan808Author Commented:
I want to recover the entire system on a test workstation using Backup Exec 10d
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themusicloverCommented:
it depends on your rights on the folder,once the file is on the tape it can be restored back to any folder or the same folder if you have write rights on it.
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warriorfan808Author Commented:
I want to recover all the shares on the file server and maintain the share/security settings according to the SIDs and Global Security Groups from the system state of the original server.

I'm going to give it a go sometime next week.  If I do this, would I have to name the Server the same thing?  I was thinking about what I would do if that Server went down and I wanted to recover to another.  As long as I can recover the system state, I should be ok.  However, what do I do about Folder Redirects and Roaming Profiles?  Is there a practice that you all use to minimize time?  The reason I'm asking is because I can see it two ways.  Either I go in and edit all the Profiles and change the Server name in the Group Policy so I can get the correct \\Servername\sharename or I can name the Recovered Server the same thing.

What practices do you use?  I guess I could always have a backup Server and then change the name of the Server when I recover, but then other Services would have issues too.

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scrathcyboyCommented:
Look, you are arguing issues with yourself that not even Veritas has figured out, before being take over by symantec.  All you have to do is click on the root of the drive recover, say C, and click permissions, take ownership and if you have admin rights, you can take ownership of the lot, as long as click all subdirectories.
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warriorfan808Author Commented:
Veritas hasn't figured out how to maintain security settings at folder level after a restore?  Ok, that's all I needed to know.  I know that if you move through NTFS partitions, you lose whatever security that was put on the folder.  I guess this would be the case for a restore.
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scrathcyboyCommented:
Your question is a very good one, and I dont know the answer to how veritas does (did) it.  I do know that with Admin rights you can click on any folder after a restore and take ownership of the folder, that is easy.  But as to whether a system state restore would lock you out of the system after the restore, that is a very good question.  You would think they would have figured this out.  Certainly a computer name change would not be a problem, and a SID change is no problem, as the true Administrator account has rights to access everything.  And when you think about it, you are restoring as Admin, so the "process" doing the restore knows the rights of the person doing the restore -- admin.  Therefore, if it does indeed *rewrite* the file and folder permissions as the restore is taking place, then YES, it should acquire the permissions that you have when you do the restore - does that make sense?  This is all theoretical, as to whether they do this or not, here are some links for further edification or confusion --

www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/restore_overview.mspx
www.microsoft.com/WINDOWS2000/en/advanced/help/restore_overview.htm
www.daniweb.com/techtalkforums/thread4616.html
www.windowsitpro.com/Articles/Index.cfm?ArticleID=7664
www.xpforum.co.uk/forums/technical-reference-library/3197-nt-backup.html
www.minasi.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=18240
www.ilopia.com/Articles/WindowsServer2003/Backup.aspx
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