Joe Vanderstelt writes:
> Forgive me I am new to this, I don't really know how
> samba and backuppc fully work.
> but is it possible or does backuppc use samba acl's to
> save/restore file permissions from a Windows
> (2K,XP,2K3) system?
BackupPC does not backup ACLs currently.
> so far I am vary impressed with backuppc. but i need
> to be able to bring the pc back from scratch.
You cannot do bare-metal recovery for WinXX with BackupPC.
There are two main reasons: locked files are not backed up
(eg: registry, outlook pst files etc), and ACLs are not
The long-term goal for BackupPC is to support bare metal recovery
for WinXX, but there are lots of issues that need to be resolved
to support that.