Windows Server: How to configure Shadow Copy function on Windows Server 2012


Backup data is leading and most important task when managing the system, the mail purpose of backup:

  • If the system has problems, there is a basis for recovering data
  • Recover data in the fastest, most complete way

Important components to backup

  • Data: is the most important component
  • System State: is the database of the system, it includes:
    • Boot files: files related to the boot process
    • Registry (in mu opinion, this is the most important)
    • Com+ (dynamic link library – Component Service – environment for software development)
    • Contains all windows objects (user, group, local group policy, etc.)
    • Certificate Services (if installed)
    • Cluster Database (if any) .etc
    • AD Database (in domain network)
    • Sysvol (in domain network)

How to configure

  • In drive C what folders you want to be backed up by shadow copy need to be shared
  • Right click in C -> Properties -> tab Shadow Copies (by default this feature is disabled) -> Click Enable
  • When the notice board appears, select Yes

** After pressing yes, the Shadow Copy feature will immediately access the C drive to find the folder, which file is being shared and create a copy at the time we enable

  • Configure the time that Shadow Copy automatically duplicates

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