R78.6 adds support for
alternate data streams
This is a rather obscure, but interesting feature of NTFS that allows storing secondary data blobs under the same file name.
You'd give such blob a name - say,
- and then you'd be able to read, write and delete it by referring to it as
No doubts, some of you may be thinking
The answer is that alt. streams is as a generic and more flexible replacement for an older "extended attributes" mechanism. It is meant for the cases when you may want to pin an extra bit of info to a file (or a folder), the info that is application-specific, but that doesn't belong in a file itself.
The book example is a small tag that browsers add to executable files downloaded from the Internet. This tag is used by Windows Explorer to show its "Ugh-oh, something from the Internets" warning when you are trying to run such files. The tag is stored as an alternate stream called
. You delete this stream - you won't get the warning.
Long story short, Bvckup 2 now can replicate these secondary data streams. This option is in
section and it is