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    Shadow Copy

    Hi

    I am running Server 2003 SP1

    I have 3 Drives

    C: 10gb - 1gb free

    D:Applications, 30gb - 2gb free and

    Eata 232gb - 62gb free

    I want to have Shadow copy on the E: Drive yet when I go to activate it it says "E:\ Is not eligible for Shadow Copies

    Yet if I go to the properties of Drive I can make Shadow copied for C: and D: but no E:..

    All NTFS

    Any Ideas ?

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    Re: Shadow Copy

    What sort of drive is 'E:'. Is it something fancy like a SAN volume? Also sure that the SYSTEM account has access to the root of E:.

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    Re: Shadow Copy

    Thanks Geoff... You're the man... it was the pesky system account...

    Didn't mention that in the MS blerb...

    Is it better to have the shadow copy .. copy onto another server ?

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    Re: Shadow Copy

    We have our set on another drive on the same server, MS say you can have it on the same drive but its better performance wise on a separate drive.

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    Re: Shadow Copy

    Quote Originally Posted by tosca925
    We have our set on another drive on the same server, MS say you can have it on the same drive but its better performance wise on a separate drive.
    What about a diffrent server ? and what is the shadow copy size to the size drive it is shadowing.. ?

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    Re: Shadow Copy

    You can't have it on a seperate server, it won't let you select a non-local drive as a target. Shadow copies can not be used as a substitute for off-server (ideally off-site) backups. As if VSS (Volume Shadow Copy Service) can't keep up with the I/O it will just stop and delete all previous versions... handy eh!

    The amount of space required can be configured as an upper limit on the drive you store your shadow copies on, the shadow copies tab in drive properties will tell you how much space you will need to enable shadow copies the first time.

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