+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 19
Windows Thread, Volume Shadow Copy, few bits of help please. in Technical; Hi. Ive enabled Volume Shadow Copy on the drive that holds the users home folders. Although its enabled on the ...
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    554
    Thank Post
    3
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Rep Power
    16

    Volume Shadow Copy, few bits of help please.

    Hi.
    Ive enabled Volume Shadow Copy on the drive that holds the users home folders.
    Although its enabled on the entire drive, of which 180Gb of it is used, and only 15Gb of that is home folders, im hoping that the 50Gb limit ive set will suffice, as its generally just the home folders that change alot.

    Anyway.
    How do i access the shadow copys? I thought it was just a case of right clicking on a file/folder/drive and going to the shadow copy tab. But its not there.
    Also, how do i expose this functionality to the users so that they can restore the copys themselves?

    Thanks in advance all. .

  2. #2

    elsiegee40's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    10,225
    Thank Post
    1,926
    Thanked 2,425 Times in 1,775 Posts
    Rep Power
    842
    Right click and bring up the Properties of the file or folder where you need to look for the shadow.

    Go to the Previous Versions tab

    Double click on the date/time that you want

  3. #3
    cookie_monster's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Derbyshire
    Posts
    4,222
    Thank Post
    396
    Thanked 278 Times in 239 Posts
    Rep Power
    75
    The shadow copies will only use a percentage of available disk space and then it deletes the oldest copy.

    To access them do as elsiegee40 says but remember that you can't see them directly on the server you need to be viewing the folder through a share path.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    554
    Thank Post
    3
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Rep Power
    16
    So the previous versions cant be seen from the server itself? Odd that is.

    Ive browsed to the home folders from my workstation and i can see the previous versions tab.

    Does that also apply to the users? (gonna test now).

  5. #5

    elsiegee40's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    10,225
    Thank Post
    1,926
    Thanked 2,425 Times in 1,775 Posts
    Rep Power
    842
    As long as you're viewing through the share, you should see the tab on the properties window.

    Depending on your setup, it may be better nor to advertise its existance too widely. It's better that users take care than rhey start to rely on Previous Versions.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    554
    Thank Post
    3
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Rep Power
    16
    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    As long as you're viewing through the share, you should see the tab on the properties window.

    Depending on your setup, it may be better nor to advertise its existance too widely. It's better that users take care than rhey start to rely on Previous Versions.
    It appears that it can only be accessed by staff.
    So the only people who know about it are myself, and the just informed, allways asking for access to backups, teacher that shall remain nameless. .

  7. #7
    zag
    zag is offline
    zag's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    4,002
    Thank Post
    983
    Thanked 477 Times in 398 Posts
    Blog Entries
    12
    Rep Power
    98
    Is it a good idea to turn shadow copies on for a network partition that holds roaming profiles?

    I can imagine the changes in files would create a massive number of shadow copies very quickly, or is windows more clever than this?

  8. #8
    cookie_monster's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Derbyshire
    Posts
    4,222
    Thank Post
    396
    Thanked 278 Times in 239 Posts
    Rep Power
    75
    So the previous versions cant be seen from the server itself? Odd that is.
    It's a client technology that is designed to allow users to restore their own work so that is how it's designed to function.



    I can imagine the changes in files would create a massive number of shadow copies very quickly, or is windows more clever than this?
    You can set how often snapshots are taken (twice per day default) and set how much disk space they can use so it shouldn't be a problem. Though ideally you wouldn't shadow roaming profiles but it can be unavoidable in some situations.
    Last edited by cookie_monster; 13th March 2008 at 11:03 AM.

  9. #9
    k-strider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Gloucester
    Posts
    358
    Thank Post
    7
    Thanked 40 Times in 30 Posts
    Rep Power
    24

    Client

    i take it you installed the Client as its not part of XP by default. its just a msi that can be deployed

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    554
    Thank Post
    3
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Rep Power
    16
    Quote Originally Posted by k-strider View Post
    i take it you installed the Client as its not part of XP by default. its just a msi that can be deployed

    I havnt no, but the workstations ive tested at random do show the tab.
    Wheres the MSI located for reference?

  11. #11
    button_ripple's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Luton
    Posts
    346
    Thank Post
    93
    Thanked 20 Times in 18 Posts
    Rep Power
    18
    kinda related topic:

    our server will not delete the older shadows automatically, it just keeps creating them twice a day and then increasing the quota to allow for more to be created. HELP!

  12. #12

    SYNACK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    11,271
    Thank Post
    884
    Thanked 2,749 Times in 2,322 Posts
    Blog Entries
    11
    Rep Power
    785
    The Microsoft download page to grab the latest version is here:

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
    Last edited by SYNACK; 13th March 2008 at 01:32 PM.

  13. #13
    cookie_monster's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Derbyshire
    Posts
    4,222
    Thank Post
    396
    Thanked 278 Times in 239 Posts
    Rep Power
    75
    @ button_ripple: In shadow copy properties on that drive uncheck the 'No Limit' button and check the 'Maximum Size' button you can then specify a maximum storage size on that volume.
    Last edited by cookie_monster; 13th March 2008 at 01:55 PM.

  14. #14

    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    554
    Thank Post
    3
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Rep Power
    16
    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    The Microsoft download page to grab the latest version is here:

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
    Do i need the client though?
    Im gonna DL and stick it on my storage area anyway, but am i gonna need it if the workstations have picked up the correct tab anyway?

  15. #15

    Michael's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    9,345
    Thank Post
    242
    Thanked 1,602 Times in 1,278 Posts
    Rep Power
    346
    XP already has the client, but Windows 2000 workstations need the client to be installed.



SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Legal bits
    By apoth0r in forum EduGeek Joomla 1.0 Package
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 16th October 2008, 10:08 AM
  2. Ntbackup failing Shadow Copy
    By thegrassisgreener in forum Windows
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 7th April 2008, 12:48 PM
  3. Shadow Copy..?
    By Grommit in forum Windows
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 13th August 2007, 07:26 PM
  4. Shadow Copy
    By Grommit in forum Windows
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 29th May 2007, 03:01 PM
  5. Shadow Volume Copy and Hidden Share
    By MartinDixon in forum Windows
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 29th March 2006, 08:30 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •