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Vssadmin and Volume Shadow Copies

This article is intended for Windows advanced users that would like to know more about the Vssadmin command-line tool. With vssadmin you can set and view Volume Shadow Copy parameters from a single location. In addition, the list options in vssadmin are a source of valuable info that is not available elsewhere in the Windows GUI. I have prepared a small application called Volume Shadow Copy that displays the basic stuff. Remember to run this utility with elevated administrator privileges.

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by George - June 15, 2010 at 7:23 am

Categories: Troubleshooting, Utilities   Tags: , , ,

Shadow Copies

Shadow copies are previous versions of files or folders and are created at the same time as a restore point. However, the system protection feature must be enabled! To Enable System Protection and see an explanation about Restore points and System protection visit System Protection

By defaut, Windows 7 creates Restore Points and Shadow copies for the system drive only (Ex. C:). So, make sure that you set the Restore Settings for each and every drive you intend to save valuable data. Shadow copies are managed by the Volume Shadow Copy Service. Therefore, it is very important that this service is never disabled as all backup operations rely on it. Although, its startup state is manual, the service starts as needed by the different applications. Read more…

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by George - December 10, 2009 at 2:42 pm

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