Neverfail Heartbeat Replication Does Not Support Some Windows Features and Functions



This Knowledgebase article provides information about the features and functions of Windows that Neverfail Heartbeat replication does not support.

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Unsupported Windows Features and Functions in Neverfail Heartbeat SP3.x and V4.x

In Versions of Neverfail Heartbeat up to and including V4.2, the following Windows features and functions are unsupported:

  1. Compressed files / folders
  2. The read-only attribute on files / folders
  3. Security descriptors on files / folders
  4. Directory shares
  5. Encrypted files / folders
  6. Alternative data streams
  7. Extended attributes
  8. Hard links
  9. Reparse points and applications thereof, including:
    1. Directory junctions
    2. Volume mount points
    3. Symbolic Links
    4. Single instance store
    5. Remote storage
    6. Any 3rd-party (non-Microsoft) applications of Reparse points
  10. Sparse files
  11. Disk quotas

Where the above list refers generally to file attributes (items 1, 2, 3, 5 and 7), the file itself will generally still be replicated, but the unsupported file attributes will not be.

New Feature/Function Supported in V4.3:

Items 1 through 4 will be supported from Neverfail Heartbeat V4.3 onwards; and, in addition, although Reparse Points are not specifically supported, Windows 2003 DFS Links will also be replicated in Neverfail Heartbeat V4.3.

New Feature/Function Supported in V4.6.1 Onwards:

Handling of Apple MAC files and Alternate Data Streams.

Neverfail Heartbeat V4.6.1 onwards replicates Alternate Data Streams enabling Apple MAC files to be protected.

Applies To

As Indicated Above

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