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How to do a file backup on \Users\FolderRedirections and \Users\Shares on Small Business server 2008 ?

Posted on 2012-12-26
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Hi,
I want to do a file based backup on :
\Users\FolderRedirections
\Users\Shares
on Small Business server 2008.

However the default seems to be that Domain Administrators do not have access to the user folders under these directories.

How can I do a file based backup of these structures without getting these sort of messages all the time ?


                         0      E:\Users\FolderRedirections\Test\
                         5      E:\Users\FolderRedirections\Test\Desktop\
          New File                   282      desktop.ini
          New File                   951      Internet Explorer.lnk
          New File                    11      Restart.bat
          New File                   715      taskmgr.lnk
          New File                  1266      temp (Sgl04).lnk
        New Dir          1      E:\Users\FolderRedirections\Test\Desktop\$RECYCLE.BIN\
          New File                   129      desktop.ini
2012/12/27 15:04:52 ERROR 5 (0x00000005) Scanning Source Directory E:\Users\FolderRedirections\Test\My Documents\
Access is denied.

Waiting 30 seconds... Retrying...
2012/12/27 15:05:22 ERROR 5 (0x00000005) Scanning Source Directory E:\Users\FolderRedirections\Test\My Documents\
Access is denied.

Waiting 30 seconds... Retrying...
2012/12/27 15:05:52 ERROR 5 (0x00000005) Scanning Source Directory E:\Users\FolderRedirections\Test\My Documents\
Access is denied.

Waiting 30 seconds... Retrying...
2012/12/27 15:06:22 ERROR 5 (0x00000005) Scanning Source Directory E:\Users\FolderRedirections\Test\My Documents\
Access is denied.


ERROR: RETRY LIMIT EXCEEDED.
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Question by:Michael Green
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by:Larry Struckmeyer MVP
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Hi:

SBS 2008 is based on Server 2008 which does not have a native facility for file level backup.  You will need a third party program to do file level backups, and these should have a way to do them built in.  However:
 
You will have to modify the security settings, which starts with the admin taking ownership.  Here is an explanation of redirected folders and two other links to suggested methods:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2010/10/08/folder-redirection-in-small-business-server-2008.aspx

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/smallbusinessserver/thread/70fa7f0e-7f2c-4f00-8401-42d262d80cd6

http://msmvps.com/blogs/bradley/archive/2010/02/28/getting-access-to-the-my-documents-redirected-folders.aspx
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by:Michael Green
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First link was a good introduction.....

The second link you provided - whilst a long thread - doesn't seem to provide any answers - just a lot of people complaining about the same problem.  Or have I missed something / misunderstood.
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Michael Green earned 0 total points
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I believe this is the original link to the solution offered in your third link :


http://mypkb.wordpress.com/2008/12/29/how-to-restore-administrators-access-to-redirected-my-documents-folder/


I'm a litttle unclear on what the script is actually doing.  Can you confirm what the permissions and ownership will be before/after the script is run ?
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by:Michael Green
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Clarified the correct answer.
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