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Files skipped by the ESE Backup Client (unsupported reparse points)

Article ID: 327
Last updated: 01 Sep, 2015

Some files and directories/folders will not be backed up by Attix5 Pro because they contain unsupported reparse points (identified by a "reparse tag"), in symbolic links and offline files for example.

Here's a list of how the different files and directories will be treated when such a reparse tag is found during the backup process:

Action Reparse tag
Not backed up, warning provided*
IO_REPARSE_TAG_CSV (0x80000009)
IO_REPARSE_TAG_SYMLINK (0xA000000C)
IO_REPARSE_TAG_WIM (0x80000008)
IO_REPARSE_TAG_FILE_PLACEHOLDER (0x80000015)
IO_REPARSE_TAG_WOF (0x80000017)

Backup file only,

add warning for directory*

IO_REPARSE_TAG_DFS (0x8000000A)
IO_REPARSE_TAG_DFSR (0x80000012)
IO_REPARSE_TAG_NFS (0x80000014)
Backup file and directory
IO_REPARSE_TAG_DEDUP (0x80000013)
IO_REPARSE_TAG_SIS (0x80000007)
IO_REPARSE_TAG_HSM (0xC0000004)
IO_REPARSE_TAG_HSM2 (0x80000006)
*Warnings will be indicated in the backup log of the Backup Client

To understand reparse points see the following MSDN articles:

  1. Reparse Points
  2. Reparse tags
  3. WIN32_FIND_DATA (from the File Management Reference)

Article ID: 327
Last updated: 01 Sep, 2015
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Posted: 19 Aug, 2015 by Du Plessis S.
Updated: 01 Sep, 2015 by Van Rensburg J.
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