Volume Shadow Copy - How To Use RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm intersted in the Volume Shadow Copy feature of my WHS. I noticed it in the properties of the C: and D: drives.  If I enable it it will take a snapshot of these drives, right?  Can I use a snapshot to restore my server if it fails? How do I access the snapshots?



    Thursday, May 13, 2010 1:51 AM

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  • Shadow copies won't let you restore your server if it fails, no. It's primarily to support "Previous Versions" functionality, which allows you to go back in time to a previous version of a file or folder. It's also used for system restore points on desktop operating systems. But Previous Versions and Drive Extender are incompatible. There's a workaround that will get you access to them, but it's not 100% reliable and it's unsupported.

    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Thursday, May 13, 2010 3:25 AM