Bitlocker, VSS + Secondary Drive
Thank you for sharing your experience. Regarding backups of Veracrypt encrypted drives the situations described in blog post David sent were tested by our QA but in any case we advise to test those setups before putting them in the production.
Speaking about bitlocker encrypted volumes let me provide you examples on how our software works with such volumes.
For file backup when you need to back up a BitLocker-encrypted disk volume, you first need to unlock a BitLocker-encrypted drive to be able to back it up. BitLocker encryption is not preserved when backing up individual files and folders.
For Image Based Backup, the Backup Wizard provides the "Keep BitLocker" option:
- When this option is enabled, the drive is backed up as is, with BitLocker encryption preserved. As a result, you will not be able to restore individual files from an encrypted volume afterwards. BitLocker encryption will be preserved for a disk image restored from such a backup.
- When this option is disabled, the backup service will decrypt the volume contents during the backup processing. A disk volume copy restored from this backup will not be encrypted as a result. This enables you to restore individual files from an unencrypted image-based backup.
If you have any further or additional questions please let us know.