[Box Backup] NTFS junction/reparse point

Achim achim+box at qustodium.net
Mon Oct 24 11:45:42 BST 2011

Hello list:

I just saw this message for the first time (probably haven't been 
paying attention to it):

2011-10-24 11:07:12 [WARNING] Ignored directory: C:\Documents and 
Settings: is an NTFS junction/reparse point; create a new location if 
you want to back it up

Is this a side-effect of using VSS on Windows? Is this not potentially 
a rather big issue, as people might configure their location as "C:\" 
(whole drive) only to find out at some point (perhaps during restore) 
that the personal settings in "C:\Documents and Settings" have been 
left out?

Is the idea really to add a new location for every NTFS 
junction/reparse point, such as Music, Downloads, ...? Or is this a 
limitation of using VSS?

Thanks for the clarification, Achim

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