I was wondering if it would be feasible to use the windows backup api?
This would enable backing up files without having permission to access them (even files the Administrator can not access e.g. “LOCAL_SYSTEM”).
On top of that it would allow duplicacy to backup alternate data streams (acl, permissions, attributes, …) which would be really valuable for businesses.
There is a Go implementation that uses this api go-winio.
What do you guys think?