Windows Server Backup and pagefile.sys

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Subject: Windows Server Backup and pagefile.sys
Posted by:  Ondrej Sevecek (ondass@community.nospam)
Date: Wed, 8 Apr 2009


there is the registry key called FilesNotToBackup in
HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\BackupRestore. This key should contain
list of files that are not backed up.

There is an entry for \pagefile.sys

Then I assume tha pagefile.sys should not be contained in the resultant .VHD

But wierd things happen. The pagefile.sys from system volume is actually
in the backup file. I checked by mounting the .VHD file and it also can be
recovered by the Windows Server Backup console.

But when I tried to recover/restore the pagefile.sys from the backup to
alternate location on a disk, the result says 0 KB of 0 KB recovered
(success) but the file is not actually recovered.

What happens exactly?

ondrej sevecek