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  • With Vista's SP1, drives other than C: can be BitLocker'ed.  It seems like a good idea to backup to such a drive, especially since Vista doesn't (for some insane reason) let you encrypt your backups.

    What are the ramifications of doing a Complete PC Backup to a BitLocker-protected drive?  How will the restore process work?

    Thanks.
    Wednesday, December 31, 2008 9:06 AM

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  • Uncaged said:

    With Vista's SP1, drives other than C: can be BitLocker'ed.  It seems like a good idea to backup to such a drive, especially since Vista doesn't (for some insane reason) let you encrypt your backups.

    What are the ramifications of doing a Complete PC Backup to a BitLocker-protected drive?  How will the restore process work?

    Thanks.

    Hi

    Yes, you can use use Complete PC Backup with Bitlocker.

    Please see the following article for information. Look at the links in the Appendix of this article for more, in depth information.

    The Storage Team at Microsoft - File Cabinet Blog : Complete PC Backup (Vista and Vista SP1) / Windows Server Backup (Longhorn Server) and BitLocker FAQ:
    http://blogs.technet.com/filecab/archive/2008/04/29/complete-pc-backup-vista-and-vista-sp1-windows-server-backup-longhorn-server-and-bitlocker-faq.aspx

    Hope this helps.



    Ronnie Vernon MVP
    Thursday, January 1, 2009 6:55 PM
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