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

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primehalo
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Postby primehalo » Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:30 pm

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/major-update-fbackup-46#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.



Softland
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Postby Softland » Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:45 pm

Hi,


Is the "etc" folder backed up correctly?



primehalo
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Postby primehalo » Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:41 pm

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



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Postby Softland » Fri Oct 21, 2011 6:59 pm

Hi,


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



primehalo
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Postby primehalo » Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:23 pm

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.



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Postby primehalo » Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:09 pm

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.



Softland
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Postby Softland » Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:07 pm

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.



b8two
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Postby b8two » Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:11 pm

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.



Softland
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Postby Softland » Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:02 pm

Hi,


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



b8two
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Postby b8two » Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:07 am

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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