The encrypted data is not being backed up on Windows Servers


While backup restoration the encrypted data is not being backed up and the files have been denied with an error message ‘Access denied’.

Microsoft says “Your backup software needs to check specifically for files that were encrypted by using EFS, or the files will simply not be backed up.”, can Restic be configured to “store the raw, encrypted version of files that are encrypted by using EFS”?

Awaiting responses.!


As far as I can see, encrypted files need to be opened and handled in a special way by using separate functions, at least that’s what this article suggests:

restic does not support this at the moment, and I don’t use Windows and I don’t have any experience with the API, sorry.

Thank you for your valuable update.