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I just realized that after taking snapshot, I can use vssadmin to find details about shadow storage This is simpler and easy as we won't have to install anything else. C:\Windows\system32>vssadmin list shadowstorage vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line tool (C) Copyright 2001-2013 Microsoft Corp. Shadow Copy Storage ...


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I figured out that we have this cool tool called vssagent. This comes from windows SDK. I installed it and ran vssagent. This generates a xml file which gives all the information needed. In my case it was using C:. However, we can use vssadmin to define where we want to take snapshots and diskshadow would honor that. Pasting below is an excerpt from the ...


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It depends. If you are already booted into the system and need to untar the root filesystem. First create a directory that isn't included in the original filesystem. Move the tarball to that directory and just extract it. If your filesystem is toast, then you'll need to boot into a live CD, mount the hard drive (/dev/sdb or whatever it might be), and then ...


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If someone gave me a tar archive of a completely failed system and asked me to restore it I would probably do things about like this. Get working hardware Boot working hardware off SystemRescueCd Extract the /etc/fstab from the tar to get an idea of the correct filesystem setup Partition, format, etc the drives and mount them somewhere, maybe /target ...


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Sounds like you need to boot into a recovery disk, or Debian live CD (https://www.debian.org/CD/http-ftp/#stable), etc. and then restore, but are you certain something less drastic cant be done? Not sure what you are fixing.



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