[Box Backup-commit] #65: Some file attributes under Windows are not backed up

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Wed Mar 10 15:50:18 GMT 2010

#65: Some file attributes under Windows are not backed up
 Reporter:  achim               |       Owner:  ben    
     Type:  defect              |      Status:  new    
 Priority:  normal              |   Milestone:         
Component:  bbackupd            |     Version:  0.11rc2
 Keywords:  attributes windows  |  

Comment(by achim):

 I think the "Archive" attribute is definitely irrelevant: never understood
 its use anyway (-:

 Hidden and System are more important: they are probably set for a reason,
 for instance to

 1/ Reduce user confusion (after restore without hidden, many more files
 might show up!)
 2/ Protect the system from the user (hidden and system files by default do
 not show up in explorer.exe and are therefore somewhat "saver" from being
 deleted by the user)

 Some example of real hidden system files:
 A   H      C:\Documents and Settings\ajl\NTUSER.DAT
 A   H      C:\Documents and Settings\ajl\ntuser.dat.LOG
    SH      C:\Documents and Settings\ajl\ntuser.ini

 What about the way that Samba achieves this with mapping the attributes to
 the executable bits? The chapter contains also some interesting
 information about ACLs


Ticket URL: <https://www.boxbackup.org/trac/ticket/65#comment:1>
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