[Box Backup] Win32 locked files, registry, etc.

Chris Hane boxbackup at fluffy.co.uk
Sun Mar 6 22:02:00 GMT 2005


Nick - that makes sense.  Thanks for explaining it.

Just out of curiosity, is it possible to code boxbackup to backup locked 
files like "outlook".  If so how?  I don't have any experience writing 
programs of that nature and was just curious how something like that 
could be accomplished without data loss.

Chris....

Nick Knight wrote:

>Unfortunately no - I wish this subject of open files on win32 was that
>simple. What this does is promote the application being run (i.e.
>boxbcakup) to a backup program, which overrides security permissions. To
>do so the user it is run as (i.e. Administrator) must have backup
>operator permissions. Then any file which has not permissions for a user
>to read will be overridden, there are also other uses like not hitting
>the security log in certain situations, but for now Outlook, Registry
>etc is still a problem.
>
>For now you still have to use other tools to create backup files first.
>
>Nick
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: boxbackup-admin at fluffy.co.uk [mailto:boxbackup-admin at fluffy.co.uk]
>On Behalf Of Chris Hane
>Sent: 06 March 2005 05:28
>To: boxbackup at fluffy.co.uk
>Subject: Re: [Box Backup] Win32 locked files, registry, etc.
>
>
>Nick Knight wrote:
>  
>
>>Backup attributes a way off - correct
>>
>>FILE_FLAG_BACKUP_SEMANTICS - done
>>
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>>
>
>Does this mean that open/locked files will be backed up?  I was reading 
>a little about this flag and wasn't sure if using this flag would allow 
>box backup (on a windows client) to backup open files (i.e., outlook 
>email files while outlook is open).
>
>Chris....
>
>
>  
>


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