backup and file security question

We have a number of files and folders which contain highly sensitive personal information which need to be stored securely and also backed up as part of the normal backup job.

We are running SBS2008.

The manager has insisted that all permissions to the files be removed leaving just access to the user in question.

This causes a problem as the backup software (cloudberry backup) cannot access these files so they are not getting backed up.

I would like to include these files in the backup without compromising the security of the files.

What are my options?
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John TsioumprisSoftware & Systems EngineerCommented:
If your backup strategy has option for setting password for each task then call the users to set the password to the task that corresponds to their files...
roy_battyDirectorAuthor Commented:
It doesn't offer this functionality.
The backup usually runs as a system process. So add the "System" account to the allowed users.

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John TsioumprisSoftware & Systems EngineerCommented:
Is changing your backup strategy an option ? If yes then check Cobian Backup
Tony GiangrecoCommented:
The backup service is assigned a user or system account. make sure that account is added to the Domain Administrator's group.

Go to Control Panel, Administrator Tools, Computer Management, Local Users and groups, Domain Administrator

Make sure the account your using is in that group.
Tony GiangrecoCommented:
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Anton ZorinSolutions Architects ManagerCommented:
In cloudberry backup service is working using Local System account permissions.
You can right click on bottom-left corner on backup service and specify another account that has permissions to those files. In addition to that you can also use VSS to back those files up.
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