Distributed File System (DFS) paths: If a user account configured to access the root node in the DFS
tree does not have access to the shared folders, a symbolic link icon accompanies the shares instead of a
folder icon. If the user does not have necessary privileges, a backup completes with warnings.
The Plug-in for FileSystem only backs up the DFS files and directories; it does not back up the DFS tree.
If the tree structure does not exist during restore, the data is restored to the local file system.
To back up the DFS tree, you can run a backup pre-script on the client that contains the DFS root to write
the tree structure to a file that is included in the backup. Alternatively, you can back up the DFS
structure external to NetVault Backup. For example, you can use the Windows tool dfscmd with the
“batch” option to write the DFS structure to a “.bat” file:
dfscmd /view <\\rootservername\namespace /batch > <path\filename.bat>