shadow copy service on xp?

September 10, 2007 at 20:44:22
Specs: xp pro, 1.7athlon/512
Been playing around with the idea of running VSC on my home network. I don't really need a server since its just a network of computers behind a linux firewall server. I see xp has VSC as a service but starting it does nothing, I don't see the tabs like you would on 2003. Goes from sharing to quota, and skips shadow copy. Is this service for the client? I thought that was twclient. I'm just looking for a nice way to do backups automatically on a few source files with out havening to install a server for source control. Anyone know if XP will work as a Shadow copy server either to itself or one of its shared drives.. Thx



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#1
September 11, 2007 at 01:29:47
Nope, you need Win2K3 or better to get shadow copy going.

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#2
September 11, 2007 at 07:43:17
"Nope, you need Win2K3 or better to get shadow copy going."

huh???

Windows XP allows you to create shadow copy backups of volumes, exact point-in-time copies of files, including all open files. For example, databases that are held open exclusively and files that are open due to operator or system activity are backed up during a volume shadow copy backup. In this way, files that have changed during the backup window are copied correctly.

more here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volume...


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#3
September 11, 2007 at 08:34:37
Been playing around with the idea of running VSC ..

VSC I don't know what is it but if you meant VSS (for Volume Shadow Copy Service) on one hand The_Oracles is correct in that it was first introduced in XP. On the other hand Razor2.3 is also correct in that M$ added the ability to store persistent snapshots beginning with Win2K3.

i_Xp/VistaUser


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#4
September 11, 2007 at 08:40:42
For Windows XP Volume Shadow Copy Service, click on the link below for services description particularly the M$ component that uses it in the real world (M$ NTBackup).

http://www.theeldergeek.com/volume_...

i_Xp/VistaUser


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#5
September 11, 2007 at 14:21:07
thx all, Ill give it a go.

VSC, VSS... Wadeva... One thing the world does not need is more acronyms..


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#6
September 11, 2007 at 14:34:52
All the info give was the same info I found on that matter. The service is started set to automatic. but no previous version tab. I sorta gather that XP may posibly use Shadow Copy for NTbackUp only but I don't see how to have a reoccurring backup instances accessible via a menu. Does it just work behind the scenes with NTbackUp?

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#7
September 11, 2007 at 16:00:53
All the info give was the same info I found on that matter. The service is started set to automatic. but no previous version tab. I sorta gather that XP may posibly use Shadow Copy for NTbackUp only but I don't see how to have a reoccurring backup instances accessible via a menu. Does it just work behind the scenes with NTbackUp?

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#8
September 11, 2007 at 16:38:41
Ok I found it. Turns out you run NTBack up and it it apparently starts it in the background. This is followed by a system freeze, 2 restarts a blue screen of death. When said in done you now have the files backed up like NTbackup always had done, with no Shadow copy tab. So my guess is it just uses this back up algorithm and like every thing else in XP rips the user away from the good stuff. If any one feels I'm incorrect please advice. thx again.


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