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System Volume Backups. RRS feed

  • Question

  • By default WHS excludes System Volume information on the client PCs.  These get used for client "system restores", and is quite handy if a driver update falls over or you just want to do a quick undo without losing all your mornings work with a full restore off the WHS.  Which would also need a backup to take place first in order to save current personal files.

    It would be good to retain the "historical" system restore feature on the client after doing a full system restore off WHS, but as the latter doesn't store volume information, all those lovely restore points have gone.

    What reasons are there for excluding the "restore points" from the backup?  Can they be inlcuded in a backup / restore off the WHS?
    Thursday, February 18, 2010 5:18 PM

Answers

  • System Volume Information is used for a lot more than just restore points. It's where VSS stores shadow copies while backing up your system (including using Windows Home Server backup), for example. So it really is impossible to back it up; during a backup it's constantly changing.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    • Marked as answer by BobC_01 Thursday, February 18, 2010 7:04 PM
    Thursday, February 18, 2010 5:27 PM
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All replies

  • System Volume Information is used for a lot more than just restore points. It's where VSS stores shadow copies while backing up your system (including using Windows Home Server backup), for example. So it really is impossible to back it up; during a backup it's constantly changing.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    • Marked as answer by BobC_01 Thursday, February 18, 2010 7:04 PM
    Thursday, February 18, 2010 5:27 PM
    Moderator
  • Ok, I thought it may be something like that!  Pity!
    Thursday, February 18, 2010 7:05 PM