Path rules for Windows disk image (Raw) backups

On Windows clients, you can back up a logical disk drive as a disk image. That is, NetBackup backs up the entire logical drive on a bit-by-bit basis rather than by directories and files.

Select Full backup as the backup type to perform a disk image backup.

To specify a disk image backup, add the logical name for the drive to the policy backup selection list. The format in the following example backs up drive C.


Disk images can be included in the same backup selection list with other backups:





To restore the backup, the user first chooses Select for restore > Restore from Normal backup.

When the backups are listed, the disk image appears as a file with the same name that was specified in the backup selection list. In this example:


Select the disk image source, then enter the destination in the following format:


Where drive is the location where the partition is to be restored.

Notes on disk image backups:

More Information

About the Backup Selections tab

Changing backup selections for standard policies

Changing backup selections for database policies

Changing backup selections for Oracle or DB2 policies

Reducing backup time

Verifying the backup selections list

Path rules for Microsoft Windows file backups

Path rules for Windows registry backup

Hard links to files (NTFS volumes or UNIX)

Pathname rules for UNIX clients

About the path rules for NetWare NonTarget clients

Path rules for NetWare Target clients

Path rules for clients that run extension products

Backup selections list directives

Backup selections list directives for multiple data streams

Files that are excluded from backups by default