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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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How to access previous VHD versions of system backup?

Quote from the 31 Oct 2009 TechNet article "Learn more about system image backup": During the first backup, the backup engine scans the source drive and copies only blocks that contain data into a ...
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Windows Server Backup fails with Error System writer is not found in the backup

The scheduled system backup on one of our Win 2008 R2 server fails with the following error The system writer is not found in the backup I've tried the step mentioned here but still no system ...
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A few questions about windows 7 snapshots

I have been googling a while, but I am a bit confused about Microsoft VSS technology. Currently I am running Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit - everything patched to the latest versions. My system has one ...
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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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How to find folder size within VSS

I have a repository in VSS and I need to find the size of individual folders inside the VSS. Currently I am checking out each of the folder and then checking its size. Is there any way using which I ...
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Previous version files not visible in Windows 7

We have about 50 computers which are connected in network.But in some Windows 7 pc i cannot see previous version files for some folders which are in network. Previous version files for that folder is ...
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Windows 7 Backup System Restore problems

My mom's computer is acting up and it seems to tie back to VSS but i can't figure out what the problem is. It's a Dell running windows 7 Home Premium SP 1. The first symptom I noticed is that Windows ...
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VSS Error 0x8004231F

I'm trying to convert my powered-on Win7 Ultimate SP1 to a VMWare Virtual Machine using Converter Standalone. Problem is, the conversion fails because of a VSS error: FAILED: The VSS snapshots cannot ...
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VBScript Capture StdOut from ShellExecute

I am trying to run the following code snippet as part of a tool to gather and log some pertinent system diagnostics. The purpose of this snippet is to gather the result of running the command: ...
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VBScript to detect VSS Exchange Writer State

I need to detect the state of the Exchange VSS Writer service on a given machine. The script will only be executed if Microsoft Exchange 2003, 2007, or 2010 is currently running. Powershell Script ...
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Stuck with Visual source safe Admin login

I have a log-in for my project into a Microsoft Visual Source Safe database. Every time I started my project through Microsoft Visual Studio it used to earlier prompt for vss log-in and password. ...
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Backup client for Windows: open source, rsync and VSS

I'm looking for a sync/backup client for Windows with: Open source license (BSD/GPL) rsync deltas to a remote rsync server VSS support Command line interface is preferred to a GUI. The less of ...
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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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Why does VSS terminate unexpectedly?

I have a Windows 2003 SP2 server, both physical and VM When my backup agent tries to take backup VSS fails with below error message. Also this error message is intermittent(some days it comes and ...
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Microsoft Visual Source safe Internet Database adding problem.

I am trying to add VSS internet. In options all have been set. ( Plug in > Internet, Removed SSL etc). This will add the DataBase successfully added. And immediately after adding this again the ...
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“the VSS service is shutting down due to idle timeout” event ID: 8224

I wrote a backup solution in VC++ that takes snapshots and backs up files and directories from the volume snapshot. Since Monday, the machine(windows server 2008) seems to be rebooting everytime the ...
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VSS backup denied access to Office 2010's Q drive (Event ID 12348)

While trying to do a backup on a new netbook with Windows 7 Starter, I'm getting the following error in the Event Viewer: Event ID 12348 Volume Shadow Copy Service warning: VSS was denied ...
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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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Periodic “mirroring” of boot disk in Windows 7

Is it possible to take a full copy of the system (C:) drive in Windows 7 to another disk, whilst running the OS. The intention is, to keep 2 drives in the system (a main drive and a backup drive) and ...
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DriveImage XML fails with a Windows Volume Shadow Service Error - dll missing?

My problem is exactly as reported in the post here See Previous Superuser question... when it comes to looking at how it was resolved for that person it said to make sure that 'oleaut.dll' was ...
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Volume Shadow Copy Service warning: VSS was denied access to the root of volume (Win 7 Home Premium)

I am mystified by the following warning in the Event Viewer. It is very frequent and always the same. Can anyone explain this to me? Is it a cause for concern? Might it have anything to do with my ...
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Problems with Volume Shadow Copy on Windows 7

I am having a problem with Volume Shadow Copy on my Windows 7 Ultimate PC. Basically, I cannot use any program that relies on Volume Shadow Copy as they always fail (including Windows Backup) with a ...
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Clicked View Designer on a WinForm. Why was the file auto Checked out from Source Control?

When I click "View Designer" to view a Winform in Design mode, VS2010 automatically checks out the file. I realize that there are probably options to silently check out the file without ...
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DriveImage XML fails with a Windows Volume Shadow Service Error

I'm trying to image a SATA laptop hard drive, using DriveImageXML, that is attached to my computer via a USB adapter. I'm running Win7 Ultimate 64 bit. DriveXML is returning: Could not initialize ...
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How to make Visual Source Safe ignore certain directories?

Even when you drop the parent directory into VSS,it should also ignore the specified directories. How to achieve that?
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What's the meaning of the “Override working folders” checkbox in Visual Source Safe?

When I do a check-in in Visual Source Safe, there's a checkbox "Override working folders" on that screen. I can't figure out what the difference is between checking it or not checking it.
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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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visual sourcesafe online server

I would like to upload my code to a visual sourcesafe server, but I want to avoid paying $500 to run my own server. Is there a $5 / month server that allows you to upload Visual Studio code online ...