You can use the following to speed up tape backups. To control how long Windows
NT’s NTBackup program waits on an open file or skips open files, set the
following Windows NT registry hacks: Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Value: 30sec=default range=1-65535sec
Files That Are Skipped by Default by Windows NT Backup:
- Files you do not have permission to read. Only those with backup rights can
copy files they do not own in Windows NT Backup.
- Files that are temporary in nature–such as PAGEFILE.SYS, WIN386.SWP,
386SPART.PAR, BACKUP.LOG, and RESTORE.LOG–are neither backed up nor restored by
Windows NT Backup. The list of skipped files is hard-coded into Windows NT
Backup and cannot be changed.
- Registry files on remote computers. Windows NT backs up only local registry
The above parameter controls how long to wait. The following key determines
whether to skip the above files or wait.
Name: Skip open
do not skip files, wait
skip files that are opened
wait on open files for “wait time”