Windows Backup

The Windows Backup (SDRSVC) service supports backup features provided in Windows 7 that allows data files and system images to be stored separately from the computer. This protects the files and images in case of system failure or data loss.

Having a regular backup policy is essential for disaster recovery scenarios, but backups are also a security risk. Your security policy must address how data backups are going to be protected so that they are not used to remove confidential information from your data center or your organization. Backup copies that are on removable media should be placed in a secure storage area that only trusted personnel have access to, and they should be encrypted. If possible, desktops and portable computers should be backed up on network servers, which are backed up in a secure storage area. If that is not feasible, your users should be informed about best practices for securely backing up data , and you should provide a secure location to store their backup copies.

This service is installed by default and its startup type is Manual.

When the Windows Backup service is started in its default configuration, it logs on by using the Local System account.

The Windows Backup service is dependent upon the following system components:

  • Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
  • DCOM Server Process Launcher
  • RPC Endpoint Mapper

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