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Previous versions not available on file server share. But vss seems to be working

At my workplace we inherited a file server running Windows 2008 R2. (Core server unfortunatly, so no GUI) Last year we decided it would be nice to have previous versions of files available for users. ...
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Windows Server 2008, shadow copies

I feel stupid for asking but I was always under the impression there was a way to make shadow copies of a file each time its saved. I have been looking around and can't find anything beyond scheduled ...
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Windows server backup keeps failing after upgraded my OS from Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2012 R2

I've got 2 hard disks installed on the server, one of them is specifically for backup purpose. Everything is fine before I upgrade my OS to Windows Server 2012 R2... And the problem is that after OS ...
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TSM Backup Fails with VSS

Since we rebuilt our servers to windows servers 2008 x64 r2 we have perpetual problems with scheduled backup (shadow copy). In the Application event log, the following events are logged on both ...
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Windows 2008 R2 - shadow copy management and retention

This has bothered me over the years and I'm dealing with it again now. I've never quite understood the full black magic that is Shadow Copies/VSS. I get it to the extent of what it does and how to ...
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Shadow copies for local files on Windows Server 2012 or alternative

I hope serverfault is the right place for this - if not, please tell me where to post it. The situation is the following: our company has a WebDAV fileserver running on a Windows Server 2012 that I ...
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Implications and ability to use network drive for storing ShadowCopy data of local drive in Server 2003?

I have ShadowCopy running on a shared drive in SBS 2003 that is 90% full. Checking the space, 10GB of that is currently being used for shadowcopy: vssadmin list shadowstorage Used Shadow Copy ...
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Delete Shadow Copies Remotely

I currently use DISKSHADOW to remove shadow copies from our Hyper-V servers. To do this I have to log onto the server but psexec doesn't work. psexec \\hyper-v-server diskshadow DISKSHADOW> Error ...
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How can vshadow.exe make and query snapshots while the Volume Shadow Copy service is not running?

In the Services applet, Volume Shadow Copy is not running. Yet I can do vshadow.exe -q and it successfully shows a snapshot that the system is currently copying to a backup drive. How was vshadow ...
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Shadow Copy Deletion

I have ~400gb of shadow copies that I can't delete on a 2008r2 server. Steps taken so far: Disabled all shadow copies in the GUI, 459GB still shown as in use. Ran vssadmin list shadowstorage, got: ...
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Windows Server Backup, drive is doing full backup instead of incremental

We currently have a windows small business server 2008, that is being backed up using the default SBS tools (windows server backup). Things seem to work properly, but the backups are taking a very ...
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Mixing Volume Shadow Copy and Data Deduplication in Windows Server

I'm using Windows Server 2012 and I'm creating a scheduled backup for multiple Hyper-V guests (all of them are Windows Server 2012) to a dynamic VHDX on a removable USB drive (so that I can alternate ...
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Is it necessary to back up the System Volume Information folder?

On a Windows Small Business Server 2011, I have redirected the shadow copies for all volumes to a single, dedicated volume. This volume contains no other data; the only folder is System Volume ...
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Move files to new server, preserving shadow copies

I'm moving all my files from a physical Windows 2008 server to a virtual one, and was wondering if there is any way to retain my existing "previous versions" shadow copy data.
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Samba 3.5 Shadow Copy for Windows 7

Over the past several days I have been trying to get the shadow to work with samba but haven’t been successful. Can someone check below config and let me know if I am missing something? We are using ...
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Volume Shadow Copy Remotely?

I'm currently running a Microsoft Server 2008 R2 box and want to utilize Volume Shadow Copy but my development machine doesn't have enough hard drive space for 30 days worth of copies, which is what I ...
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ShadowCopy Error 7001 (Unable to create a shadow copy) but SC got created and works fine, what to do?

I'm running Windows Server 2008 R2 on a Dell R410. A QNAP NAS is connected to it via gigabit crossover. A 2.6 TB LUN is mounted via iSCSI as Volume Z:. A task should create Shadow Copies three times ...
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Recover original file names from Volume Shadow Copy?

In the Volume Shadow Copy folders there are some cryptically names files like: \System Volume Information\{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752} Is there any way to decipher what the file name was ...
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Server 2008 Volume Shadow Copy fails, “Type of the filesystem is RAW”

Problem machine is Windows Server 2008 R2 file server with the following drives, all NTFS: C: OS D: File shares E: DFSR staging folders, temp files, and Volume Shadow Copies The D: drive is ...
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How to hide shadow-copies in NFS shares?

I have a Ubuntu server with both samba and nfs-server. The server does snapshotting for the exported directory and the samba server uses the snapshots to emulate shadow copies. ( vfs objects = ...
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Windows: making a system backup with vshadow+robocopy tools

For years, I have used vshadow + robocopy to backup data partitions to a remote iSCSI volume. This has been a very efficient method. This has allowed me to have a "perfect" copy. Open files are ...
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File restore after Windows SBS 2011 Shadow Copy

I recovered my drive D with a shadow copy of November 2011 by accident, now all my files all users at our company created are gone and there is no single external backup. Can I recover the files with ...
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Undo Restore Previous versions

I'm running windows server 2008. I've restored a previous version using shadow copy, and then realised I didn't want to. Is there any way to undo this?
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Unable to restore from Shadow Copy due to long filename

We have shadow copy enabled on our Windows SBS 2008 server. Attempting to restore a file from shadow copy gave the following error- The source file name(s) are larger than is supported by the file ...
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How to enable volume shadow copy using Powershell?

How to enable volume shadow copy on specific drive (D:, E:,...) and set up schedule using Powershell ? I just need some hints how to start.
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Shadow copy issues within Virtuozzo container with Server 2003 and Server 2008

I am currently renting a VPS from a service provider in the UK. They supply Parallels Virtuozzo VPS. My particular issue is that I cannot use "Shadow Copies" at all on this virtual machine/container. ...
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Reverting previous day's mysql with shadow copy

I've followed a few walk-throughs on how to restore a shadow copy of mysql on windows 2008 r2 and the information doesn't seem to jive. They indicate that the mysql database file is located in the ...
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DFS-R + Volume Shadow Services - Run VSS at all locations or one?

I have 4 servers, one at each office location, each sharing read/write copies of 1.5TB of data. Changes are replicated 24/7 between all 4 servers via DFS-R. All servers run Windows 2008 R2. I'm ...
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SQL Server Backups using Volume Shadow Copy

Many well-known backup utilities for Windows use the Volume Shadow Copy Service built in to newer versions of windows to create a point-in-time snapshot of the disk in order to safely back up open ...
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VSS Restore Source Path Too Long Error

I'm trying to restore some files, that were accidently deleted by a user, using the restore previous versions functionality of 2k8r2. I can see the previous version just fine however no matter how I ...
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How can I restore a SQL Server database file from a shadow copy?

We run a Windows Small Business Server 2003 with SQL Server 2005 Express on it. The server is configured to do a daily backup of system state and all files. Today I need to restore a single database ...
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Is there a hard volume size limitation for shadow copies w/ 2k3 x86?

I'm trying to create shadow copies of 10TB volumes but am having no luck. I've gone down dozens of paths based on the errors (most of them very vague and/or misleading) and the only true correlation ...
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Windows Storage Server 2003: Shadow Copy (VSS) enabled for volume, but Previous Version not visible on the server

Windows Storage Server 2003 We have Shadow Copy (VSS) enabled for one volume. However Previous Version tab is not visible on the server on properties dialogs on any file or folder on that volume. We ...
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Can a Shadow Copy of SQL 2000 databases files be used as a restore?

I have a SQL 2000 SP2 instance (version 8.00.760) that is on a drive that gets regular shadow copies. Can a shadow copy be used to restore the database? It seems possible to stop the SQL service, ...
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using windows shadow copy for folders, files

it seems only R2 versions of W2k3 and W2k8 support folder, file level VSS backup. In regular Windows server editions only volumes could be backed up. is there any links or doc to confirm this ...
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VSS Post Backup failures for Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 virtual machines

We've been seeing strange errors with Volume Shadow Copy services on our Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 host. It appears to be failing on a strange mountpoint in the C:\WINDOWS\Temp\ folders, which I ...
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How to use a Volume Shadow Copy to make backups

The plan is to create a shadow copy of a quite large, I/O-heavy volume. It's 350GB, containing a filesystem-based fulltext index organized in hundreds of folders and hundred-thousands of tiny files ...
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VSS vs DPM 2007

what is the diff between Volume shadow copy and data protection manager 2007? http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/dataprotectionmanager/en/us/overview.aspx are they both offering same services? ...
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PST backup with Volume Shadow Copy Service

I was asked to implement the task of backing up 35 PST files ranging from 800Mb to 2000Mb. Windows XP and Windows 2000 workstations are assigned to the users and we have a Windows 2000 domain ...
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Shadow Copy Runs, files cannot be backed up

I am using Ahsay as our backup system, I am backing up a system that always has files open, typically running a Shadow copy allows the backup to run with no problems on the open files, however on a ...
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Restorable-from-scratch Backup of Windows XP onto backuppc

How can I take reverse-incremental backups into backuppc of Windows XP machines? These need to include state information, open files, etc a la VSS (the disk access method, not Source Safe) / shadow ...
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Recovery of Windows DFS partion with shadow copy versioned files when overwritten with older modified date?

I've noticed the following "bug" on a DFS volume with shadow copies: Pretend you have the following folders/files under shadow copy versioning, going back two weeks. MyDirectory+ MyFile - Modified ...
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Destroyed the Volume Shadow Copy Service for an Entire Domain

So I decided to add users to the Backup Operators group to all computers in the Domain by editing the default domain policy and adding a restricted group. I also set the Volume Shadow copy to start ...
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VSS Not Creating Shadow Set

I'm trying to setup backup scripts on WinXP to use Volume Shadow Sets. I downloaded the VSS 7.2 SDK from MSFT, and used the include vshadow.exe to create a shadow set: vshadow -script=vss-setvar.cmd ...
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Where can I find ready to use windows scripts that used robocopy?

We are installing the Windows Resource Kit, and that installs RoboCopy. We want to have access to a few windows scripts that uses RoboCopy so we can start from those to build something else. Any ...
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Windows 2003 Shadow copy

Is it possible to enable shadow copy for a single folder, not an entire volume? I know this is possible in server 2008, but I cannot locate similar options in 2003. If this is possible how do I go ...
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Shadow Copies for Shared Folders performance

Can anyone give some insight on the performance impact of enabling Shadow Copy on a file server? We have a volume that has about 700 GB of data on it, used by 100 users. There isn't a really high load ...