Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Volume shadow copy necessary?

05 Apr 2011   #21
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello my mate mm, no I am most certainly not!



Even Bill2 one of the true Windows gurus around here has said that VSS must be on, at least Manual for the successful creation of 3rd party images.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

05 Apr 2011   #22
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Both
1) Volume Shadow Copy
2) Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider

Should be set to manual
MS should know best - here is their advice
Event ID 13
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Apr 2011   #23
1976kjell

 

Just set it to manual and started it.The status is started. Or should I leave it stopped? It may start automatically when a program needs it?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


05 Apr 2011   #24
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

It'll start automatically if ever needed, just leave it at manual.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Apr 2011   #25
1976kjell

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
It'll start automatically if ever needed, just leave it at manual.
With the status "stopped"?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Apr 2011   #26
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

The status is ok. It just isn't needed at the moment. It will start when called on.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Apr 2011   #27
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Just coming back to the point someone raised about the difference between system restore and system image.

The objective of system restore is to restore windows system files, the registry and programs. It restores everything inside the windows folder and a set of monitored extensions outside that. So it can (and likely will) mess with user created exes/batches/scripts, this is the source of complaints about system restore having deleted files.

Reading the following will help:

Protecting Files During System Restore

Understanding how System Restore in Windows Vista treats executable files - The Storage Team at Microsoft - File Cabinet Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Why Vista's System Restore is Dangerous and What to do About it | sepago

System image OTOH restores EVERYTHING (of course excluding what it never backed up in the first place- hibernation file, pagefile and shadow copies).
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Apr 2011   #28
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

It's partly for the reason above and the fact that system restore, for me at least, can produce bad results that I don't use it.

I've relied on system images. I just keep them to a manageable size <60GB.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Apr 2011   #29
1976kjell

 

As I understand it, a system image includes also personal files like mp3s and images, and the volume shadow copy doesnt?

If I go this way: Control panel -> system and security -> backup and restore, I can back up personal files like mp3s and images. I can plan f.ex to take backup once a week.

What if the volume shadow copy is deactivated in "services", will backing up personal files still work?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Apr 2011   #30
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I would simply not deactivate it.

Quickly:
There are 2 types of backup in "Windows Backup & Restore" and they are very different.
(1) File/folder backup makes .zip files and backups up personal data - mp3s documents .....
(2) Images are a COMPLETE snapshot of your partition. Operating system, programs, data .....the lot.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Volume shadow copy necessary?




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Volume Shadow Copy Service setting
I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. Under "services"....."volume shadow copy service".....then "properties"..... the Sratup type" is set to "Manual". Is this the correct setting or should it be set to "automatic" ? thank you
General Discussion
Shutdown, SFC, and Volume Shadow Copy freeze
Hi, I'm running Windows 7 Home Ultimate 64 bit. My problems started few weeks ago, supposedly after I have installed the latest version of my antivirus (AVG 2014). I have uninstalled it, but the problems stay. Here are the problems : - Volume Shadow Copy hangs. When I run 'vssadmin...
Performance & Maintenance
Volume Shadow Copy Service won't work!
It won't let me run Windows Backup, System Restore, nothing! How do I fix this?
Backup and Restore
volume shadow copy service will not start
After Febuary's Windows update my system windows 7 professional SP1 I could not back up or restore my files. After many google searches I ran across this Article ID: 929833 - Last Review: July 7, 2009 - Revision: 2.5 How to use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted...
Backup and Restore
Question about volume shadow copy
If I go into the properties of any folder or file, and then to the Restore Previous Versions tab, I have several snapshots to choose from. I thought this was a feature of the Volume Shadow Copy service ( Shadow Copy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ) however, when I look at my list of...
General Discussion
Cant start Volume Shadow Copy Service
I cant start Volume Shadow Copy Error is: The system cannot find path specified. Error 3 But I do have VSSVC.exe in my system32 folder I have this in registry under description @%systemroot%\system32\vssvc.exe,-101
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 22:08.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App