Volume Shadow Copy is a mechanism for storing snapshots on NTFS filesystems.

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How Shadow Copy Service works? how it backups the data which we modified

I am Using Shadow Copy to restore my files,and restoring my files. I wonder how does it works.
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Shadow Copy - “Failed to retrieve volumes that are eligible” - 0x8004230f

We have a server running Windows Server 2008. The server is the file share server. Shadow copies look to have been set up previously, but now it isn't working at all. Upon right-clicking on the ...
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volsnap: The shadow copies of volume C: were aborted because of an IO failure on volume C:

I have the following error appearing in Event Viewer several times per day: The shadow copies of volume C: were aborted because of an IO failure on volume C:. source: volsnap Nothing found in web ...
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Zip files and Volume Shadow Copy

I back a lot of data up using WinRAR and I create a .rar file from these backups. Since I back up about 20GB of data at a time this process takes some time. Sometimes I need to open a few of the ...
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Expose ZFS snapshots to shadow copy

I have a linux server with a zfs file system that I share via SMB over a network. I take snapshots of the file system, and it works great locally. But I want to share these snapshots over the network ...
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Restore previous version of a folder when the owner is deleted

How to restore a previous folder version in Windows 7 (using the built-in shadow copy functionality) when the user that owned the folder is deleted? I can not change ownership as it denies me ...
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Windows 8.1 Insufficient storage available to create shadow copy

[Note: After I entered the problem statement, I found this question, which is apparently the same problem. Maybe one of us will get a good answer...] I have used the "Windows 7 File Recovery" tool ...
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Best practice with previous versions / shadow copy (CIFS storage)?

Currently I'm using previous versions (i.e. shadow copies) as backup for a network share. I need to solve a problem with restoring: when restoring a file only the owner can use previous ...
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Fixing Volume Shadow Copy (VSS) System Writer / CAPI2 Event Error 512 on Windows 8

For many years now, Microsoft's Volume Shadow Store (VSS), also known as Previous Versions feature, has been built into Windows. It is still there in Windows 8, and the former Windows-7 backup ...
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Audio/video glitch when Shadow Copy service starts?

I have a Windows 7 64 bit PC that I've started having a strange issue with. Every so often my computer "freezes" for a second or two; any audio will be distorted for those couple seconds and video ...
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How to take backup of Previous Versions in Win 7?

Windows 7 keeps an archive of the Previous Versions of files using its Volume Shadow-Copy Service (VSS). How can I take a backup or image of the Previous Versions archive for a specific folder?
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Why is my 500GB hdd not readable after dd'ed on a different 500GB hdd?

Accidentally formatted an important external 500GB hdd yesterday. Not an SDD, 2.5". (Quick) formatting occured while installing windows xp on it. I had the wrong usb drive plugged in. ~600MB are ...
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Shadow backup not available

We are using windows server 2003 R2. In the server we have enabled the shadow backup for 4 drives& that can be accessible from any of client pcs. But in one windows 7 home pc we cannot access ...
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Copy in use files with security Permissions

Is there a free Windows utility that will let me copy folders and sub folder contents with their NTFS security permissions and let me copy in use files?
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How to increase length of Previous Versions history?

In Win 7 you can right-click a file or folder and access the Previous Versions. I noticed a folder only went back about 3 months. How can I increase this to 1 year?
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How much space does volume shadowing take up?

So for example in a server environment I set up shadowing on volume N, how much space do I assign for it? Would a 1mb word document take up 1mb shadowing space on the volume?
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Shadow copy in XP?

Can the volume shadow copy system being installed on XP Pro standalone? If not, what are some suitable free alternatives?
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Is there a way to use Volume Shadow Copy on Windows 8?

I can't find the Previous Versions tab that used to be available, and I see that there is now the new File History thing, but it only appears to back up libraries. But I want it for all of my folders. ...
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What other services are requred for the Volume Shadow Copy service to start?

For some reason, the Volume Shadow Copy service is stopping. I figure that it could be because one or several other services are stopped. I have recently disinfected the computer from a malware, and ...
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How should I restore Windows 7 using shadow copies?

I had some rogue or poorly-written software execute the equivalent of CTRL+A -> SHIFT+DEL on my C: drive right after a reboot required by a driver install. Every file that hadn't been running and ...
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Shadow copy referencing invalid volume from symboliclink when using TrueCrypt

I recently replaced my motherboard after the last one failed (was shorting and causing random reboots). I'm sure this was not healthy for the machine, and that a clean install would do wonders, but ...
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How to set up a centralized backup server with lots of offsite workstations, intermittent internet connectivity, and stubborn users?

This might be an impossible question. Context: We have a bunch of computers across around 1000 users. We have a centralized office where 900 of the users work, most of the time. Most of the ...
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How to set VSS (Shadow Copy) Retention

I am in the process of optimizing the VSS on our Windows Server 2008 SP2 machine. I would like to do the following: Run a snapshot at 11:59 AM and 11:59 PM every day Keep a retention of 30 days ...
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How to use Volume Shadows Copy and Robocopy on Win7?

I’d like to backup my system with Robocopy and Powershell, but Robocopy is not able to copy open files. Volume Shadows Copy seems a solution but I can’t find any clear and simple explanation on how to ...
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NTFS Error - file system structure is corrupt and unusable [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: windows 7: Event 55 The file system structure on the disk is corrupt and unusable My Windows 7 (64) keeps completely locking up, and I have to hold the power button to ...
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How to restore entire disk to a prior snapshot made using Shadow Copy using command line program?

I am trying to emulate software such as Faronics DeepFreeze using Win7's built-in Shadow Copy functionality. I am able to create snapshot of entire disk, and I can see that changes are tracked. ...
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Programmatically create a shadow copy on Win XP

In Vista / 7 I can create a shadow copy with vssadmin (VSSADMIN.EXE version 1.1) vssadmin create shadow /For=c: In XP, vssadmin version is 1.0, and doesn't support the create command, only list ...
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Open system recovery causes bluescreen 0x00000050 with ntfs.sys

Since yesterday my computer crashes with a bluescreen 0x00000050 as soon as I do something with the system restore. For example (tried to translate from german to english so the exact programname ...
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Shadow Copy nightmares with Windows 7 + SSD

My backups act horrible. It will sit for 20 minutes, locking up the machine attempting to do a shadow copy. When I look at the event logs, it is loaded with the error: Volume Shadow Copy Service ...
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Why Is Volume Shadow Copy Services stopping?

I am running Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit. I am running a backup-over-the-internet software client which depends on the Volume Shadow Copy Services running. Since I installed Service Pack 1 (or ...
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Does ntfs-3g keep shadow copies up to date?

NTFS shadow copies in differential mode work by copying the original data in a data block to a backup area before new writes are committed. If ntfs-3g doesn't do this copying, it could corrupt ...
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How to Turn Off Shadow Copies for Specific Folders/Files

I currently am using Windows Home Server 2011 and all of my shared folders (well, actually the volume that all of those shares are on) use the shadow copies of files. Is there a way to disable shadow ...
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Disable “Previous Versions” functionality without shutting off other shadow copy functions?

(I looked pretty hard and couldn't find an appropriate previous question, but I have to think this has been asked...somebody please point me at a duplicate?) Is there any way to disable (or restrict ...
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How does one test a Windows Complete PC Backup?

Is there any way to test or verify the state of a Windows Complete PC backup, short of actually restoring it to the same machine? (At the very least, I want to be able to verify that the file system ...
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Prevent System Restore Point from being created during Install

Whenever I install using .MSI, the system freezes right after starting the Volume Shadow Copy Service/etc, and creating a System Restore Point. If possible, I'd rather not disable System Restore, as ...
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How does VSS (Volume Shadow Copy) handle locked files?

Take this (certainly simplified) description from the HoboCopy tool: HoboCopy is a backup/copy tool. (...) It uses the Volume Shadow Service (VSS) to "snapshot" the disk before copying. It ...
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NTFS “Restore previous versions”

My harrowing experience over the past 24 hours: Windows 7 installation hosed after bluetooth driver install. Attempting to recover using restore points via "Repair" on the bootable Windows 7 ...
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Shadow copy to clone system volume on Windows XP

I am looking for a program that uses shadow copy to copy the contents of a Windows XP system volume that is running. I.e. I want to clone the system volume with the following snags: (1) I want to be ...
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Prevent Windows XP from deleting Volume Shadow Copy created by Windows 7

I have a harddisk with an NTFS-partition which I use on both Windows XP and Windows 7. When starting my system with Windows XP SP2 the Volume Shadow Copies (I think they are stored in the "System ...
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Taking snapshots of filesystem/volume in Windows 7?

I'm developing an Windows 7 image for deploying onto a bunch of computers. As I install the software, I like to take a snapshot from time to time in case one piece of software makes a mess of things. ...
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Is Windows Complete PC Backup an atomic operation?

I know that Windows Complete PC Backup (Vista, 7) uses Volume Shadow Copy Service. Does this mean that making a backup is an atomic operation, with a snapshot created at the beginning of the backup ...
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Restore system to shadow copy

I have uninstalled a program that I do not want to have uninstall. I have shadow copies of the entire disk so the files are there. How can I revert the entire system to a shadow copy? I'm using ...
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Tool that automatically keeps old versions of a file? Shadow Copy in Win7?

When I'm working with a Graphics App, I press CTRL+S a lot to Quicksave. Sometimes, I just went too far and made a bad decision, sometimes to the point Undo wouldn't help either. I would love to ...
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Mozy fails along with this error

Any idea how to fix this? MozyHome backup is failing at the same time with a FilesystemError2. Windows 7 64-bit. Thanks! Log Name: Application Source: VSS Date: 12/18/2009 ...
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Volume Shadow Copy based backup that works with TrueCrypt?

I have enabled whole-drive encryption on my external drive to comply with my company's requirements about data security. I want to be able to make a backup of files on the drive, even while they're in ...