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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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You'll have to mount the VHD in an OS that can parse the file system used by your Linux systems. This is probably most easily done by using another Linux VM. Attach a copy of the archived VHD and it will be able to mount the file system.


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You should be using "DiskShadow" and not vssadmin on a Windows 2008R2 Server. To delete the shadows copies manually: run cmd as admin cmd> Diskshadow Diskshadow> List shadows all (to see what shadows exist) Diskshadow> delete shadows all Hope this helps.


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I am not certain if this is the case for Windows Server 2012 R2, but Windows Server Backup in earlier versions was limited to volumes <2TB. This is because the way the software works is to backup to a VHD, and the VHD format is limited to 2TB volumes. I can't seem to find any definitive reference as to whether the 2012R2 version of Windows server Backup ...



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