Volume Shadow Copy Service

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media is write protected when using diskshadow.exe, start-bitstransfer powershell cmdlet

i am trying to use the powershell start-bitstransfer cmdlets to transfer a file i have exposed using a vss snapshot (via diskshadow), but unfortunately i am receiving the following error: ...
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SBS 2008 - VSS Backup

Errors: Windows event Log - Backup started at '5/5/2011 12:34:07 AM' failed as Volume Shadow copy operation failed for backup volumes with following error code '2155348129'. Please rerun backup once ...
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How many services can make use of Windows VSS concurrently?

We run two different backup services on certain critical servers at the same time. One is for offsite backup to a third party secure storage facility (just in case the data centre disappears into a ...
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VSS Hardware Provider

I have a Windows Server 2003 Marjority Node Set Cluster. There are VDisks from our EVA8000 connected. From these VDisks I would like to create Snapshots using VSS. The Snapshots should appear in the ...
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Development ASP.NET Server

We have an extra Windows 2003 Server that I am hoping can be used to speed up development process on a web site we're producing. We are trying to reduce lag time from our really slow ASP.Net local ...
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Windows Server 2003: Backup Failed

I am having trouble backing up my server. I back up to an external hard drive, and up until now, I haven't had any problems with it. But today my backup failed. Here is the report from the backup log: ...
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Exchange 2010 backup fails with VSS_FAILED_AT_PREPARE_SNAPSHOT

A week ago a backup of our Exchange 2010 server was interrupted by a Windows Update restart (due to the nag screen popping up right over another application, d'oh!). Since then, the backup utility ...
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Which user should a backup service run as?

I'm working on an application which uses Volume Shadow Copy Service to backup a particular file at regular intervals. This works when run as admin but when I run the service under the "Network ...
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Disk imaging, active directory, and vss?

I am using a cloud hosting provider, which uses dedicated servers. They let you "image a disk" and then cancel the server. To image the disk, they use software which is similar to Clonezilla (no name ...
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Full-featured online backup providers for medium-sized enterprise? [closed]

I've been banging my head against the wall trying to find an online backup service that supports all of the following enterprisey features: Full-system backup for Linux and Windows 2003/2008 ...
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Trying to backup system state on server 2003 sp2, getting “Faulting application vssvc.exe - system state backup failed” in applciation log

Trying to backup system state on Windows Server 2003 (SP2), getting "Faulting application vssvc.exe - system state backup failed" in application log. Volume shadow copy creation: Attempt 1. ...
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Oracle VSS Writer vs. RMAN

I am unable to find any literature to evaluate which solution to use when backing up my Oracle 11g DB. The attempt is to perform online backups by enabling ARCHIVELOG mode. Edit: I have gone through ...
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Tidy up old Windows Server Backup snapshots

I'm running wbadmin from a scheduled job, backing up my C: and D: drives to my E: and (I believe!) including the system state: wbadmin start backup -backuptarget:e: -include:c:,d: -allCritical ...
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Set up DPM to use hardware VSS Provider with EMC Clariion SAN

We recently purchased an EMC Clariion AX4 SAN and we're using it to provide storage for our Hyper-V virtual machines. I've already got the servers registered with it and configured the failover ...
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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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How can I reset the admin password for VSS?

I have inherited a VSS server, but do not have the admin password. How can I reset it? I have admin login to the box (Win2003 Server).
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How can I create and mount a shadow copy from a batch file on Windows 7?

I would like to be able snapshot the system volume, mount that shadow copy, then run my own hand-rolled copy on it all from a batch file. How can I do this on Windows 7?
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How to safely backup MySQL using VSS-based backup solutions

One of my clients is running MySQL on a Windows Server 2008 system. Their regular backups are performed using StorageCraft's ShadowCopy, which uses the VSS service to perform backups of open files. ...
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VSS Copies from Network SMB/CIFS File Share on Mac OS X Client

We have a file share we want to roll out at work, and someone asked if there is a way OS X clients can see VSS copies on the network share they mount (to restate: a SMB/CIFS share on a server on the ...
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Restore directory from VSS on Windows 2003 server

Is it possible to restore specific directory from shadow copy snapshot of logical disk in Windows 2003? I have logical disk (also configured as network share) on Windows 2003 server. I have set up ...
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Automatic snapshots won't run on BackupExec CPS 2010

I am running Symantec BackupExec CPS 2010 on Server 2008 R2. I have everything set up ok, the backups are running and I can perform restores. I also have configured the snapshots, but they do not ...
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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 x64 2008 P2V? Has anybody had any success?

If I use VMware converter it throws Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error calling routine CoCreateInstance. hr = 0x80040154, Class not registered . Operation: ...
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Volume Shadow Copy Service and the Local Settings folder(s)

Environment: Server: Windows Server 2008 Client computers: Windows XP Pro SP 3 I discovered that the "Local Settings" folder in a user's profile's directory does not exist when I open up the ...
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Storage server 2003 shadow copy backups deleted

We have a 1TB storage server I've just gone to transfer a 100Gb file across to it. And it has deleted the shadow copy. From Googling I understand that this probably occurred: ...
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Restoring VM's in Hyper-V from a (somewhat) failed VSS backup

I attempted to do a backup of our virtualization server when moving from Hyper-V 2008 to R2. I changed the registry settings to register Hyper-V VSS with Windows Server Backup, and sent the backup on ...
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VSS Information: Where do I find it?

I'm currently taking care of backups for about 100 clients, and I'm really getting hammered with VSS issues. I've tried many different things, re-regsitering the VSS Dlls, reboots, patches, etc. ...
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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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Backup VSS Issues

I've got this server, and we've been having VSS issues for quite awhile. We've tried every form of re-registering the VSS drivers we can think of. NTbackup won't run a system state backup vssadmin ...
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VSS error 521 when attempting backup

I have backupassist and I attempt to run a backup, with VSS service running. However, I get this error in Windows Event Log: The backup operation that started at '‎2010‎-‎04‎-‎30T01:51:15.601000000Z' ...
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Report Builder 2.0 under Visual SourceSafe

I'm looking for a way to put my reports built with Report Builder 2.0 under version/source control in Visual SourceSafe. Are there any plugins for Report Builder 2.0 (or maybe 3.0)? Thanks, gligoran
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VSS error 12293 after system disk clone (Win2003)

After cloning a windows 2003 installation from a single drive onto two mirrored drives using Acronis Disk Director, VSS no longer works, filing events 12293 and 7001 when trying to use backup tools, ...
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SQL Server Database Backups using VSS versus native SQL Server

We are currently considering using Dell's EqualLogic Auto-Snapshot Manager/Microsoft Edition (ASM/ME) to backup our SQL Server databases. However, I am extremely skeptical of this, as ASM/ME uses ...
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automating sql express backup via VSS backup

I need to set up on my server automated daily SQL db backups (sql express, so no maintenance plans). To keep things simple I'm gonna use a backup solution (JungleDisk) that uses VSS to back up the DB ...
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Backing up my data causes my server to crash using Symantec Backup Exec 12, or How I Came to Loathe Irony

I have a Dell PowerEdge 2850 running Windows Server 2003. It is the primary file server for one of my clients. I have another server also running Windows Server 2003 that acts as the core media ...
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Command line backup of running Hyper-V images using Volume Shadow Copies (VSS) and Diskshadow.exe

I need to backup running Hyper-V virtual machines with minimal downtime via a command prompt. Backups should be stored on another local disk or remote share.
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Recover overwritten file

I accidentally overwrite my file with another file. It was happened when take the latest version from Visual Source Safe(VSS). Can I recover my old file?
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NetBackup with VSS and Instant Recovery - Failing to delete old snapshots

We are attempting to implement Microsoft VSS for snap-shotting in our NetBackup 6.5.3.1 environment. The clients are both 32 & 64 bit Windows 2003 Server. Snapshot parameters are: Instant ...
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Schedule kill of port connections

We use VSS in our company, but have numerous cases were we can't backup the databases as users have locked them. Is there a way to schedule a kill of all connetions to the source safe service. Or any ...
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Volume Shadow Copy and auditing restores

Is it possible to determine whether a restore has been carried out on a file or folder from a Volume Shadow Copy snapshot?
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What is VSS and what is it used for?

I'm pretty sure when SysAdmins talk about VSS they aren't talking about Visual Source Safe...