Volume shadow copy

Posted: 04-25-2006, 08:42 PM
Why is the service turned on by default?

thanks

Volume shadow copy


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Andre Da Costa [Extended64]
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Re: Volume shadow copy
Posted: 04-25-2006, 08:49 PM
To protect your files, so you can revert to a previous version of a file
that probably became corrupt. In build 5231, I had a photo I loved so much
that was accidently corrupted after I tried to convert it to PNG, I simply
converted it by going to the properties of the file, volume shadow tab. This
feature was previously only available in Windows Server 2003.
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"David Sherman" <dshermin@ameritech.net> wrote in message
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> Why is the service turned on by default?
>
> thanks

Robert Moir
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Re: Volume shadow copy
Posted: 04-25-2006, 09:16 PM
Andre Da Costa [Extended64] wrote:
> To protect your files, so you can revert to a previous version of a
> file that probably became corrupt. In build 5231, I had a photo I
> loved so much that was accidently corrupted after I tried to convert
> it to PNG, I simply converted it by going to the properties of the
> file, volume shadow tab. This feature was previously only available
> in Windows Server 2003. --
Well as you probably remember, the service doesn't start by default in
Windows 2003, it is left in the manual state and is only called when it is
actually being used.

So either there is an issue here or VSS works slightly differently in
Longhorn, so its a fair question either way.


David Sherman
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Re: Volume shadow copy
Posted: 04-26-2006, 07:51 PM
How does it work with Server 2003 and SB2003?

I wonder also how this reactes with Diskkeeper 9 when doing a defrag.
When I lasted checked it, 3rd party defrag tools would not work the
Volume Shadow Copy turned on a Server.


On Tue, 25 Apr 2006 22:16:26 +0100, "Robert Moir"
<robspamtrap+msnews@gmail.com> wrote:
>Andre Da Costa [Extended64] wrote:
>> To protect your files, so you can revert to a previous version of a
>> file that probably became corrupt. In build 5231, I had a photo I
>> loved so much that was accidently corrupted after I tried to convert
>> it to PNG, I simply converted it by going to the properties of the
>> file, volume shadow tab. This feature was previously only available
>> in Windows Server 2003. --
>
>Well as you probably remember, the service doesn't start by default in
>Windows 2003, it is left in the manual state and is only called when it is
>actually being used.
>
>So either there is an issue here or VSS works slightly differently in
>Longhorn, so its a fair question either way.
>
Andre Da Costa [Extended64]
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Re: Volume shadow copy
Posted: 04-27-2006, 04:29 AM
In a Server environment its different, you would enable it on a back up
Server or SAN, so it would configured to automatically create previous
versions of all client user files files in the domain. Although this would
be determined by a qouta and what file types can be backed up.
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"David Sherman" <dshermin@ameritech.net> wrote in message
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> How does it work with Server 2003 and SB2003?
>
> I wonder also how this reactes with Diskkeeper 9 when doing a defrag.
> When I lasted checked it, 3rd party defrag tools would not work the
> Volume Shadow Copy turned on a Server.
>
>
> On Tue, 25 Apr 2006 22:16:26 +0100, "Robert Moir"
> <robspamtrap+msnews@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>Andre Da Costa [Extended64] wrote:
>>> To protect your files, so you can revert to a previous version of a
>>> file that probably became corrupt. In build 5231, I had a photo I
>>> loved so much that was accidently corrupted after I tried to convert
>>> it to PNG, I simply converted it by going to the properties of the
>>> file, volume shadow tab. This feature was previously only available
>>> in Windows Server 2003. --
>>
>>Well as you probably remember, the service doesn't start by default in
>>Windows 2003, it is left in the manual state and is only called when it is
>>actually being used.
>>
>>So either there is an issue here or VSS works slightly differently in
>>Longhorn, so its a fair question either way.
>>
>

Robert Moir
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Re: Volume shadow copy
Posted: 04-27-2006, 08:25 PM
Andre Da Costa [Extended64] wrote:
> In a Server environment its different, you would enable it on a back
> up Server or SAN, so it would configured to automatically create
> previous versions of all client user files files in the domain.
> Although this would be determined by a qouta and what file types can
> be backed up. --
Andre, as far as I know, Volume Shadow copies run locally to the server. You
would have a server with two volumes (ideally different spindles), place
your shares on one volume and use the other for the shadow copies.

As far as I know, you can't do this over multiple servers, e.g. you seem to
be proposing that Windows 2003 lets you pick a "Volume Shadow Copies Server"
for your whole domain which shadows every share you choose on any server on
the network... and I don't think it works that way.


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Robert Moir
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Re: Volume shadow copy
Posted: 04-27-2006, 08:30 PM
David Sherman wrote:
> How does it work with Server 2003 and SB2003?
General info about VSS here:
http://www.robertmoir.co.uk/win/ShadowCopiesFAQ.html

The machine takes a 'snapshot' of the various volumes at a time chose by the
admin, and copies the difference in the files to the shadow.

For backup programs that can use the VSS service, these take a snapshot of
the object(s) being copied in the same way, and write the shadow copy out to
the backup media.
> I wonder also how this reactes with Diskkeeper 9 when doing a defrag.
> When I lasted checked it, 3rd party defrag tools would not work the
> Volume Shadow Copy turned on a Server.
The defrag tools were protecting you
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;312067

(*sigh* I should add this to my VSS FAQ sometime...)

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