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    Shadow copies and WSUS on ame Server 2003

    Has nany one got WSUS andd shadow copies running on hte same server?

    I currently have WSUS running on the server which holds the kids home idrectories, I want to set up Shaow Copies fo rhtis server nad just wonderd if anyone has a similar set up on their network.

    Any one come up against any problems?

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    Re: Shadow copies and WSUS on ame Server 2003

    I can't think of any reason why you couldn't do this. WSUS just stores updates in a folder on your server if you have chosen that option. On the other hand, Volume Shadow Copy will make lots of read/write operations on your server- and if both your WSUS component and VS area are on the same volume, you might encounter some performance issues for sure. To be safe, I would test it out if you can (first) and then perhaps move your volume shadow area to a separate physical HDD or at the least a separate partition.

    In fact in this month's Technet magazine (p. 44) there is some advice about this and the author basically says that putting your shadow copy area on a separate disk would increase performance and not impact the rest of the system *because* of those read/write operations.

    At Kingswood we have a separate server with large storage for a similar thing and WSUS (just upgraded to it this week) on another (separate) server.

    HTH

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    Re: Shadow copies and WSUS on ame Server 2003

    I intend to put Shadow copy on a separate IDE hard drive on the file server.

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    Re: Shadow copies and WSUS on ame Server 2003

    I do this with the Primary School servers I look after. I partition the drive into a 20Gb C:, a 20Gb D: and the rest as E:

    C: is Windows
    D: is the kids work (with shadow copies)
    E: has everything else on it (like WSUS)

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    Re: Shadow copies and WSUS on ame Server 2003

    I need to set up WSUS, but I have setup Shadow Volume, and I thinks it's great, just a quicker version of my backup routine!

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