Vista backup of HSM files RRS feed

  • Question

  • The built in backup in Vista appears to skip HSM files that are offline.  These files typically are sparse with no allocated data, have a reparse point, and have the offline attribute set.  Most third party backup systems and Ntbackup on XP will backup the HSM stubs without recalling them (seeing that they are sparse with no allocated data and thus not issuing reads), but Vista appears to skip them entirely.  Is this by design?

    Thursday, December 13, 2007 5:23 PM