Image based back-up will speed this up, but then it will be perfect to have the possibility to restore file level from the image (whats already possible), with an option to restore NTFS permissions from the image based back-up. So we can only restore some effected data.
Let's say this scenario:
1. A server with about 1 or 2 TB of data, a file level back-up will take forever. So we make a image based back-up from drive D
2. Workstations are connected to the domain controller
3. A user logs in with roaming profile and folder redirections
4. The user is affected with e cryptowhere so files that have been affected:
- \\data.client.domain.nl\dfs$\groupdata shares where the user has rights to let say:
-- But the user don't have rights to:
5. So the only needed restores are:
6. When having a file based back-up it's easy to restore the affected share
7. With image based back-up the complete drive needs to be restored, but users that have permissions to also have new files for that day:
8. So now we have a problem, there a affected files from point 5 and changed files from point 7
Doing a full disk restore and replacement will lose files from point 7, so we only want to restore files from point 5 "WITH" NTFS permissions.
So having the possibility to restore NTFS permissions from image based back-up will be awesome and make the product perfect for simulair scenario's.