Table: Advanced options
Table: Advanced options
Divide into smaller files to simplify archiving
You can split a recovery point into two or more smaller files. This feature is useful if you create or export a recovery point that you want to copy to removable media later for safekeeping. The recovery point is split into smaller, more manageable files. You can then copy the files onto separate, removable media, such as a DVD or CD.
If you create a recovery point of volumes with thousands of files on a computer that has low memory, by splitting the recovery point into smaller segments, it may help speed the process.
If a recovery point is divided into multiple files, the file names for subsequent files are appended with _S01, _S02, and so forth. For example, if the default file name were Dev-RBrough_C_Drive.v2i, the second file name would be Dev-RBrough_C_Drive_S01.v2i, and so on.
SmartSector technology speeds up the copying process by copying only hard disk sectors with data. However, in some cases, it may be desirable to copy all sectors in their original layout, whether or not they contain data.
If you want to copy both used and unused hard disk sectors, select Disable SmartSector Copying.
Ignore bad sectors during copy
Select this option to create a recovery point even if there are bad sectors on the hard drive. Although most drives do not have bad sectors, the potential for problems increases during the lifetime of the hard drive.
For VSS-aware applications, such as Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 or Microsoft SQL, when you select this option it does two things. It performs a full backup on the VSS storage. After the backup , it sends a request for VSS to review its own transaction log. VSS determines what transactions are already committed to the database and then truncates those transactions. Among other things, truncated transaction logs help keep the file size manageable and limits the amount of hard drive space that the file uses.
If you do not select this option, back ups still occur on the VSS storage. However, VSS does not automatically truncate the transaction logs following a backup.
Check this option to set a password on the recovery point that is created.
Passwords can only use standard characters, not extended characters, or symbols. (Use characters with an ASCII value of 128 or lower.)
User's type this password before they can restore a backup. They must also type the password to delete recovery points within a recovery point set, or convert recovery points to virtual disks.
For greatest security, recovery point passwords should adhere to the following general rules:
You can enhance the security of your data by using AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) to encrypt recovery points you create or archive. This encryption level is especially useful if you store recovery points on a network share. It provides a high level of security protection against unauthorized access and use.
You must enter the correct password before you can access or restore an encrypted recovery point. You must also enter the correct password when you delete recovery points within a recovery point set or convert a recovery point to a virtual disk. Besides bit strength, the makeup of the password can improve the security of your data.
Encryption strengths are available for the following levels: