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vSphere Replication Guest OS Quiescing

I am using vSphere Replication 5.1 to send virtual machines to a separate datastore every 24 hours. One option in configuring each VMs replication is the Guest OS Quiescing option. Options are None ...
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How to enable hardware VSS backups on a Clariion AX4-5i array?

I have a Hyper-V (2008 R2) cluster connected to a Clariion AX4-5i storage array (via iSCSI). The virtual machines are backed up using System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 running on a different ...
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Server 2008 SP1 VSS Writers Not Responding

I've got a Windows Server 08 box on SP1 that is having some problems. We've experienced backup problems and I've traced it down to VSS Writers not responding. From the command line, if I type ...
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Hyper-V vss-writer not making current copies

I'm using diskshadow to backup live Hyper-V machines on a Windows 2008 server. The backup consists of 3 scripts, the first will create the shadow copies and expose them, the second uses robocopy to ...
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Is it possible to quiesce ms-access for a database backup using VSS?

I was on the phone today with a remote site backup provider and they talked about using Volume Shadowing Service to make a fast database-aware backup. They said that in order for this to work, it ...
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server 2008 r2 - wbadmin systemstatebackup - system writer not found in the backup

I am trying to manually run a systemstatebackup command on my server 2008 r2 box and I am getting an error code '2155347997' when I view the backup event log details. The command line tells me that I ...
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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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WBAdmin SystemState Problems

I recently installed DHCP on my 2008R2 Server and now Backup Exec and WBAdmin/WSB is having System State issues. Essentially, after some research, I came across a handy tool called VSHADOW which has ...
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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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On Windows: is it safe to do a robocopy in order to clone the system?

Let me start by giving a bit of a background. On Linux systems, I frequently rely on the fact that as long as I can get all files over from one hard drive to another, and as long as I fix up the boot ...
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Full backup, files copy or VSS for disk replacement on a Windows 2003 server?

I have to replace all disks of a Raid 5 volume for more space on a Windows 2003. I want to see what is the more reliable method to backup or move data of this volume (about 800 Gb). In first I was ...
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What is needed for 'Previous Versions' to be visible on the client OS?

I have servers with Shadow Copies enabled taking snapshots a couple times a day. From the server, if you look at the local devices you can see the Previous Versions being populated reliably. But ...
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Is MySQL VSS “Safe” Yet?

From what I'm reading, there's plenty of statements that MySQL is at least partially VSS (Volume Snapshot Service) aware, with caveats etc. but all of the things I can find online regarding this are ...
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Best way to backup MySQL database server running in Hyper-V

We are running a production MySQL v5.5 database server on a Windows 2008 R2 VM. We are currently just performing a daily mysqldump of the database, and then backing those up. Our backup solution ...
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Exchange DiskShadow/Robocopy backup does not purge log files

I have a series of scripts setup to backup my Exchange. The following command is executed to start the process: diskshadow /s C:\Backup_Scripts\exchangeserverbackupscript1.dsh This is ...
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VSS fails on creating snapshot - various VSS writers failed state, timed out

I have several errors in my log. My environment is: Server 2008 R2 (virtual machines on Server Core stack). AppAssure Replay 4 as the backup solution. In the evening backup goes okay usually, ...
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Rsync for Windows with support for ACLs

I have a need for a free rsync-like tool for Windows (very preferably with some sort of delta encoding) that supports synchronizing Windows ACLs and can copy open files, probably via VSS/Shadow ...
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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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SBS 2008 SP2 Backup - Volume Shadow Copy Operation Failed

Server Setup Exchange 2007 Version: 08.03.0192.001 (Rollup 4) Windows Small Business Server 2008 SP2 (Rollup 5) Exchange set up on D: drive (449 GB / 698 GB Free) 80 GB / 148 GB Free on OS drive. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...