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How to delete shadowstorage for volume?

vssadmin list shadowstorage show which volumes created shadowstorage, I want delete it for some volumes, vssadmin delete shadowstorage available on windows server 2008 r2, but not exists on 2019 any ...
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chkdsk constantly reports file and/or MFT corruption, but it only ever affects VSS

I'm having the strangest issue with chkdsk constantly reporting errors on a Windows 10 system, but there are almost no user-facing problems. The only thing it ever seems to cause an issue with is VSS ...
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volume shadow copy, used space by folder

When creating a volume shadow copy of a drive, e.g. by calling wmic shadowcopy call create Volume=c:\, a snapshot of all files is stored in the "System Volume Information" folder. Older ...
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How much space a file takes into a VSS?

Inside a VSS (Shadow Copy on a Microsoft OS) a file takes space according to data changes since the VSS was done (this is simplified, for example not true if a later VSS was done). If I understand ...
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Are VSS snapshots still created automatically in Windows 8 and later?

I've read conflicting information on this, so wanted to clarify the situation. With Windows Vista/7, several third-party tools exist that can mount the contents of a Volume Shadow Copy (VSS) snapshot ...
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volume shadow copy won't stay disabled

· i disabled volume shadow copy from services > properties · yet, it keeps auto-re-enabling · i then re-named vssadmin.exe to vssad.exe from C:\Windows\System32\ · but this didn't stop shadow ...
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VSS Versions not Visible to Users Viewing Windows 10 SMB Share

Setup I have a Windows 10 PC acting as a file server, with a single folder shared with all users of a Workgroup. The PC has been configured to backup the shared folder to a secondary HDD using VSS in ...
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wbadmin crashes via command line

I'm trying to take system backup on Windows 8.1 Pro (EFI system partition + C:\ drive). It works perfectly well via Control panel however such command in command prompt fails: wbadmin start backup -...
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Series of 8 Ntfs type 134 Warnings in System Event Logs

I have a Windows 8.1 workstation on which I have begun, as of a few days ago, to see in the System Event Log a series of 8 type 134 Ntfs warning messages logged 1 minute 43 seconds after the start of ...
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Mounting a Windows Volume Shadow Copy on Linux using libvshadow

I've come across a couple of instances lately where I have access to the raw files created by the Volume Shadow Service on Windows, where my goal is to recover files from the Shadow Copy that we no ...
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Copy contents of data drive with VSS

I have a number of GPT data drives (i.e., not the boot/OS drive) I want to regularly backup to a external drives. I haven't found a practical way to do this: I can use a "clone" feature in something ...
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What is "Microsoft shadow copy partition" partition used for?

I have a vm that restored from snapshot and find it cannot boot. compare it with the source vm, there is one extra partition "Microsoft shadow copy partition" created on it. Current partition ...
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Technical term for Cisco's VSS

What's the technical term for Virtual Switching System (VSS) by Cisco Systems? In this Q&A, Cisco calls it a network system virtualization technology. Since I couldn't find another vendor using ...
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Searching for a file in all Volume Shadow Copies

A file was lost sometime in the last months. Part of the filename is known. The exact directory is not known, only that it must be somewhere below C:\MyFolder. Neither is the creation or deletion date....
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Windows 10 system image fails

I am having trouble making a system image of my Windows 10 installation. The problem started occurring after I upgraded to an SSD from an HDD. (I used EaseUS to copy my Windows installation on the HDD ...
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DLL Not Found (AlphaVSS.x64.dll)

I downloaded the AlphaVSS dll and example from (http://alphavss.alphaleonis.com/) to my windows 7 laptop (x64). When I run the example AlphaShadow create c: from an administrator command prompt ...
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Windows does not allow creating VSS shadow copy on removable USB flash disk, why?

I formatted a 16GB USB flash disk to NTFS and tried to make it VSS available, but failed. I tried to do it on a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine, running vssadmin create shadow /for=e: and I got ...
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How can I create a shadow copy in windows7/8 in a batch file?

On server operating systems I can (and do) create a shadow copy of a volume and mount that copy using mklink before copying a folder that almost always has open files. See below for Q&D example. ...
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Shadow copy recovered files contain lots of NULL blocks

A computer I am working on had most of the files on it encrypted by the TeslaCrypt ransomware program. I found that it did not delete the shadow copies and there may be a number of backups available. ...
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Audio buzz and video glitch when any update or restore point creation starts the Volume Shadow Service

I have the above problem and see that others do too. I've had no help from Microsoft and am asking if anyone else knows a solution. Please post if you do. Here is a description of the problem, what ...
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Error on "vssadmin list shadows"

Using an admin cmd prompt, I typed: vssadmin list shadows, and got the following: Contents of shadow copy set ID: {...} Contained 1 shadow copies at creation time: ... Error: The shadow ...
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Make Microsoft Security Essentials ignore items in shadow copy

On my computer are some programs that I have written and compiled, but MSE kept finding them and was always wanting to quarantine them, so I added my dev directory to the ignore list. That's fine. ...
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What is VSS (Volume Shadow Copy Service)

I read about VSS here. According to the article , VSS takes a backup of the entire volume. Where does this backup of the Volume get stored ? If its on the volume itself then its pretty unsafe right ? ...
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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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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 for ...
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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 connfirmation,...
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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 12:...
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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 ...
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