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Windows 7: Volume shadow copy necessary?

05 Apr 2011   #11
1976kjell

 

Its many ways to do this

1. Control panel -> system and security -> backup and restore

Here its possible to make a system image. Is this the same as volum shadow copy? Maybe volume shadow copy has to be started to make a system image?

2. Services -> volume shadow copy

Choose manual or automatic?

Does windows 7 depend on this service to go back to earlier restore points?

3. Or just back up files

Maybe that is enough

Maybe some users mean these questions are stupid, but Im a newbie when its about this


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05 Apr 2011   #12
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

In the Windows start menu search box type services and click Component Services then in the left pane of the Component Services window that opens click Services and set this to Manual.
Read the description in the left pane of this snip

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05 Apr 2011   #13
1976kjell

 

I know how to activate this service. But it is necessary to start this service to make a system image? Is a system image the same as a shadow copy? I guessit isnt, but whats the difference?
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05 Apr 2011   #14
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i don't know the inner workings of windows imaging, but yes you do need that shadow copy service enabled and set to 'manual'.

read here for more if you are interested.
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05 Apr 2011   #15
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Geez, did you not read the Description in the left pane of the snip I posted?
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05 Apr 2011   #16
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

are you taking the lord's name in vain, BFK?

to be fair, that left pane only mentions shadow copies - and doesn't say anything about imaging. 1976kjell is asking about the difference.
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05 Apr 2011   #17
1976kjell

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Geez, did you not read the Description in the left pane of the snip I posted?
Yes, I read it, but I still wonder whats the differrence
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05 Apr 2011   #18
1976kjell

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
i don't know the inner workings of windows imaging, but yes you do need that shadow copy service enabled and set to 'manual'.

read here for more if you are interested.
If I set it to "manual", I then, off couse have to shadow copies manually? F.ex each month.

If I want to make a system image, is it enough that shadow copy service is enabled, or is also necessary to have a shadow copy stored before making a system image?
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05 Apr 2011   #19
ickymay

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 1976kjell View Post
Its many ways to do this

1. Control panel -> system and security -> backup and restore

Here its possible to make a system image. Is this the same as volum shadow copy? Maybe volume shadow copy has to be started to make a system image?
shadow copy is not the same as making a system image and windows backup needs shadow copy to make a backup.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 1976kjell View Post
Choose manual or automatic?
manual is sufficient.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 1976kjell View Post
Does windows 7 depend on this service to go back to earlier restore points?

3. Or just back up files

Maybe that is enough
windows requires shadow copy to be on for system restore and backups

automatic restore points are being made when your system is idle or drivers are installed etc so likely every few days or so.
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05 Apr 2011   #20
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

leave it on 'manual'.

that means that it is not turned on (and wasting ram or whatever) if you aren't using it.

as soon as a program needs it, it will turn itself on automagically, then turn itself back off when the job is finished.
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