Allow only system backup

This policy setting allows you to manage whether backups of only system volumes is allowed or both OS and data volumes can be backed up. If you enable this policy setting machine administrator/backup operator can backup only volumes hosting OS components and no data only volumes can be backed up. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting backups can include both system or data volumes.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Backup -> Server # OnlySystemBackup

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Backup -> Server


* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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