Question about Windows Server 2008 SBS and backup of redirected folders
Posted on 2014-04-08
Just want to make sure all is fine with my Windows backup...
I have a full backup done every night to a rotation of two large USB drives using Windows Server Backup. Every day a "success" status is emailed to me. I routinely recover a couple of files as a test every month.
As you know, the redirected "Documents" folder for each user is not viewable unless I change the permissions.
Without changing the permissions, even looking at the backed up files through the "recover..." wizard shows the various users' Documents folder empty (owing to the lack of permission).
Given the success status, am I correct in assuming that all users' documents folders are being backed up? (All users have the Documents folders in Windows 7 redirected to the server.)
What is the standard procedure for restoring a user's documents, where it is showing up in the backup as empty (due to lack of permission)?