*TechNotes* Shadow Copy Volumes (290/292/293/296)

Here's the first of a serie TechNotes for the Windows 2003 exams:

icon_arrow.gif Shadow Copy Volumes
An overview of a new feature in Windows 2003 called Shadow Copy Volumes including details on how to configure it. Applies to exam 70-290, 70-292, 70-293 and 70-296.



Enjoy!

Johan :D

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  • jrowejrowe Posts: 83Registered Members ■■□□□□□□□□
    Thanks, another excellent technote icon_thumright.gif
    just one typo in the paragraph above restoring shadow copies
    "multiple times though the Advanced"
    other than that brilliant, i learnt alot from reading it.
  • WebmasterWebmaster Posts: 10,292Admin
    Thanks! Glad you like.

    Thanks again, for spotting the typo. Fixed it.
  • wrestlefeverwrestlefever Posts: 10Registered Members ■□□□□□□□□□
    Nice post dogg.......
  • garv221garv221 Posts: 1,914Registered Members
    Anyone sat the 290? I'm getting ready for it but iI can't keep a constant 1 week stream of studying. icon_cry.gif
  • crabeatercrabeater Posts: 88Registered Members ■■□□□□□□□□
    Is this an enhancement of the XP service 'vssadmin'? icon_confused.gif The help shows:
    Vssadmin
    Displays current volume shadow copy backups and all installed shadow copy writers and providers in the command window.

    Syntax
    Vssadmin list {shadows [/set= [shadow copy set GUID]] | writers | providers}

    My firewall has caught this trying to get on the internet - have no idea why. Executing the command shows no copies on my system, but it DOES try to go on the internet. Listing 'Providers' does show "MS Software Shadow Copy provider 1.0" Several 'writers' are also listed (also tried internet access icon_twisted.gif ).
  • afzaljasaniafzaljasani Posts: 1Registered Members ■□□□□□□□□□
    good u have given me much more informaton than i have expected
    :D
  • bighornsheepbighornsheep Posts: 1,506Registered Members
    Wow, this technote is really really good. Helped me to clear up alot of questions both on the client (XP) side, and on the server (2k3) side.

    Thanks Johan!
    Jack of all trades, master of none
  • WebmasterWebmaster Posts: 10,292Admin
    Thanks, and you're welcome :D

    I just noticed it's 3 years old already... I remember enjoying writing this one and doing the research for it a lot. It's one of the best features introduced in Windows 2003 imo.
  • plettnerplettner Posts: 197Registered Members
    Webmaster wrote:
    Thanks, and you're welcome :D

    I just noticed it's 3 years old already... I remember enjoying writing this one and doing the research for it a lot. It's one of the best features introduced in Windows 2003 imo.

    Gotta love the old VSS icon_cool.gif

    I love the VSS... Right-click a file and go to an earlier version - marvelous. Bloody beauty!

    I set my server up at home to have a dedicated 120GB VSS volume
  • dandawadandawa Posts: 1Registered Members ■□□□□□□□□□
    These guys are great. The Practice material they offer, I tell you its one time
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