JSI Tip 2102. What doesn't NTBackup backup/restore in Windows 2000?


Windows 2000 maintains a list of files that all backup programs are supposed to ignore. The default is:

Key Name:          SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\BackupRestore\FilesNotToBackup
Class Name:        
Last Write Time:   02/29/2000 - 04:27
Value 0
  Name:            Client Side Cache
  Type:            REG_MULTI_SZ
  Data:            %SystemRoot%\csc\* /s
                   
Value 1
  Name:            ComPlus
  Type:            REG_MULTI_SZ
  Data:            %SystemRoot%\registration\*.clb
                   \*.crmlog /s
Value 2
  Name:            Internet Explorer
  Type:            REG_MULTI_SZ
  Data:            %UserProfile%\index.dat /s
                    
Value 3
  Name:            Memory Page File
  Type:            REG_MULTI_SZ
  Data:            \Pagefile.sys
                   
Value 4
  Name:            MS Distributed Transaction Coordinator
  Type:            REG_MULTI_SZ
  Data:            C:\WINNT\System32\DTCLog\MSDTC.LOG
                   
Value 5
  Name:            Netlogon
  Type:            REG_MULTI_SZ
  Data:            %SystemRoot%\netlogon.chg
                   
Value 6
  Name:            NTBackup
  Type:            REG_MULTI_SZ
  Data:            D:\ZZZDump\memory.dmp /s

Value 7
  Name:            Power Management
  Type:            REG_MULTI_SZ
  Data:            \hiberfil.sys
                   
Value 8
  Name:            Task Scheduler
  Type:            REG_MULTI_SZ
  Data:            %SYSTEMROOT%\schedlgu.txt
                   
Value 9
  Name:            Temporary Files
  Type:            REG_MULTI_SZ
  Data:            %TEMP%\* /s
                   
Value 10
  Name:            Winlogon debug
  Type:            REG_MULTI_SZ
  Data:            %WINDIR%\debug\*
The registry keys that should not be restored default to:
Key Name:          SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\BackupRestore\KeysNotToRestore
Class Name:        
Last Write Time:   02/12/2000 - 05:07
Value 0
  Name:            Active Directory Restore
  Type:            REG_MULTI_SZ
  Data:            CurrentControlSet\Services\NTDS\Restore In Progress                   CurrentControlSet\Services\NTDS\Parameters\New Database GUID
Value 1
  Name:            Fault Tolerance
  Type:            REG_MULTI_SZ
  Data:            Disk                   
Value 2
  Name:            Installed Services
  Type:            REG_MULTI_SZ
  Data:            CurrentControlSet\Services\*
                   
Value 3
  Name:            LDM Boot Information
  Type:            REG_MULTI_SZ
  Data:            CurrentControlSet\Services\dmio\boot info                   
Value 4
  Name:            Mount Manager
  Type:            REG_MULTI_SZ
  Data:            MountedDevices                   
Value 5
  Name:            Pending Rename Operations
  Type:            REG_MULTI_SZ
  Data:            CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\PendingFileRenameOperations
                   
Value 6
  Name:            Plug & Play
  Type:            REG_MULTI_SZ
  Data:            CurrentControlSet\Enum                   CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabaseValue 7
  Name:            Session Manager
  Type:            REG_MULTI_SZ
  Data:            CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\AllowProtectedRenames
                   
Value 8
  Name:            Windows Setup
  Type:            REG_MULTI_SZ
  Data:            Setup\SystemPartition
I was able to add files to the list in the NTBackup value name.
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