Advanced options for drive-based backups

When you define a drive-based backup, you can set the following advanced options:

Table: Advanced options for drive-based backups



Divide into smaller files to simplify archiving

Splits the recovery point into smaller files and specifies the maximum size (in MB) for each file.

For example, if you plan to copy a recovery point to ZIP disks from your backup destination, specify a maximum file size of 100 MB, according to the size of each ZIP disk.

Disable SmartSectorâ„¢ Copying

SmartSector technology speeds up the copying process bycopying only the hard-disk sectors that contain data. However, in some cases, you might want to copy all sectors in their original layout, whether or not they contain data.

Lets you copy used and unused hard-disk sectors. This option increases process time and usually results in a larger recovery point.

Ignore bad sectors during copy

Lets you run a backup even if there are bad sectors on the hard disk. Although most drives do not have bad sectors, the potential for problems increases during the lifetime of the hard disk.

Use password

Sets a password on the recovery point when it is created. Passwords can include standard characters. Passwords cannot include extended characters, or symbols. (Use characters with an ASCII value of 128 or lower.)

A user must type this password before he or she can restore a backup or view the contents of the recovery point.

Use AES encryption

Encrypts recovery point data to add another level of protection to your recovery points.

Choose from the following encryption levels:

  • Low (8+ character password)

  • Medium (16+ character password)

  • High (32+ character password)