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SteadyState and SyncToy 2.0 Compatibility and Backups RRS feed

  • Question

  • Are SteadyState and SyncToy 2.0 compatible?  I'm assuming that since the SteadyState changes would be stored in a separate cache, SyncToy wouldn't sync any changes stored there until they were made permanent.  Am I correct?  Also, are the temporary cache changes backed up by programs such as Retrospect, or is this cache invisible to backup programs?  Thanks for your help. - Dave

    Sunday, August 3, 2008 3:35 PM

Answers

  • Do you mean Windows Disk Protection (WDP) or locked profiles?

    AFAIK WDP is just an addition layer and should be compatible with Volume Shadow Service, so you should be able to backup the current state.

    SyncToy just travels throw the filesystem, so it doesn't recognize WDP, so you should be able to synchronize.

    But I don't see the point about synchronizing with a WDP-protected partition.
    Monday, August 4, 2008 12:19 PM