FBackup doesn't see .hosts or C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc

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primehalo
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Post by primehalo »

I'm running the latest FBackup as of this date (just downloaded the one from this link to see if it would fix the issue I'm having, but it did not: http://www.fbackup.com/forum/topic/majo ... #post-3206) on a 64-bit Windows 7 desktop machine.
I'm trying to select "C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\.hosts" as one of the source files, but FBackup doesn't show the "etc" directory in the directory tree. I have hidden and system files visible but it does not seem to help. This "etc" directory showed up fine when I was running FBackup on a 32-bit version of Windows 7.


Adrian (Softland)
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Post by Adrian (Softland) »

Hi,
Is the "etc" folder backed up correctly?

Do you know you can monitor your backups remotely with Backup4all Monitor? You can read more here: https://www.backup4all.com/backup4all-monitor.html

primehalo
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Post by primehalo »

The "etc" does not get backed up because I cannot select it in the file tree (because it does not show up).


Adrian (Softland)
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Post by Adrian (Softland) »

Hi,
Try to back up "C:/windows/system32/drivers"

Do you know you can monitor your backups remotely with Backup4all Monitor? You can read more here: https://www.backup4all.com/backup4all-monitor.html

primehalo
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Post by primehalo »

I selected "C:/windows/system32/drivers" for backup, but it doesn't stick. After I click Save and then reopen the Properties > Sources screen, it is no longer selected. And when I run the backup, that folder does not get backed up.


primehalo
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Post by primehalo »

As a test I tried selecting more folders: "Program Files", "Program Files (x86)", and "PerfLogs". When I click "Save" and then reopen the Properties > Sources screen, all of those are unchecked but "Config.Msi" is checked. What's going on here?
I should note that when I originally created the backup profile, I started by checking the entire C drive and then went through and unchecked all the folders I did not want.


Adrian (Softland)
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Post by Adrian (Softland) »

Hi,
Please create a new backup job.

Go to Backup Properties->Sources.

Press "Add folder".

Paste: "C:/windows/system32/drivers/etc"

Press OK then press Save and run.

Do you know you can monitor your backups remotely with Backup4all Monitor? You can read more here: https://www.backup4all.com/backup4all-monitor.html

b8two
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Post by b8two »

I have this same issue of not being able to see the hosts file in FBackUp.
also any files in this directory are also hidden in FBackUp

C:\Windows\System32\inetsrv\config
I found a way to trick FBackup to backup the Host file but the same method is not working for this IIS config folder.


Adrian (Softland)
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Post by Adrian (Softland) »

Hi,
It should work the same way. Can you manually copy those files to another location?

Do you know you can monitor your backups remotely with Backup4all Monitor? You can read more here: https://www.backup4all.com/backup4all-monitor.html

b8two
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Post by b8two »

copy C:\Windows\System32\inetsrv\config\*.* g:\Test

C:\Windows\System32\inetsrv\config\administration.config

C:\Windows\System32\inetsrv\config\applicationHost.config

C:\Windows\System32\inetsrv\config\redirection.config

3 file(s) copied.
When I use Explorer, I get the same files, If I copy the folder with explorer I get two copies of every file.


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