backup ramdisk without write access - symlinks?

Apr 20, 2015 at 3:44 PM
I'm planning to backup frequently ramdisk without write access and have some questions:
  1. Why is 7zbackup bound to NTFS and using symlinks? Sometimes FAT32 is faster.
  2. Is there any performance penalty or backup issues with ramdisks if using 7zbackup?
  3. Does the scheduled backup require write access to the files on ramdisk?
Coordinator
Apr 20, 2015 at 7:19 PM
Hello denfromufa,
  1. 7zbackup uses symbolic links to build a unique virtual directory root where to bind different sources. Therefore you must have NTFS on your "work" drive while it's not necessary that the source is NTFS.
  2. Not as far as I know
  3. Yes if you want the script to reset the Archive bit for each file and or if you want to backup empty directories. If you don't care about that then you do not need write access on the source drive.
Hope this helps.