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561 views

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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2answers
170 views

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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2answers
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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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3answers
916 views

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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4answers
2k views

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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1answer
543 views

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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2answers
597 views

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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7answers
12k views

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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1answer
180 views

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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4answers
2k views

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 ...
0
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1answer
81 views

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 ...
0
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2answers
515 views

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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2answers
619 views

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 ...