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Windows Server® 2008 Administrator's Pocket Consultant by William Stanek

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Using Shadow Copies

Any time your organization uses shared folders you might want to consider creating shadow copies of these shared folders as well. Shadow copies are point-in-time backups of data files that users can access directly in shared folders. These point-in-time backups can save you and the other administrators in your organization a lot of work, especially if you routinely have to retrieve lost, overwritten, or corrupted data files from backup. The normal procedure for retrieving shadow copies is to use the Previous Versions or Shadow Copy client. Windows Server 2008 includes a feature enhancement that allows you to revert an entire (nonsystem) volume to a previous shadow copy state.

Understanding Shadow Copies

You can create shadow ...

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