Synthetic backups & true image - do they work with DFS?
My understanding of true image is that if I restore an incremental backup from (say) Wednesday night, the BE will re-build the restored folder from the last full backup (previous Friday) plus any of the incremental backups that happen to contain files from the folder been restored.
Is my basic understanding correct here?
If so, then I think we've got a problem but will explain more before I go and make a fool of myself in raising a support call.
For the purposes of this post, we are backing up a DFS folder system and a plain-old-folder system using deduplication storage.
If I restore the Wed backup from the plain-old-folder system, I do indeed get back a complete set of files, i.e. it restored from the last backup (even though I didn't select it) plus the incrementals. That works a treat.
But when I do the same from the the DFS folder system, all I get are the files in last incremental backup which is definately not what I was expecting.
It's almost as if (and I HOPE this isn't the reason) True Image cannot be used with DFS file systems.
PS. The restores are being done to a local folder, not the original location as these are tests.