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Windows 7: Command that enables the restore system on a partition

24 Apr 2012   #1
balubeto

Windows 7
 
 
Command that enables the restore system on a partition

HI

In Windows 7 SP1, I can not find a command that enables the restore system on a local partition.

THANKS

BYE


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24 Apr 2012   #2
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

If I'm understanding what you want to do, you could open System Protection, highlight the drive (partition) you want to enable, click on the Configure button, and select Restore system settings and previous versions of files. You can also set the maximum disk space used. This tutorial give more info:

System Protection - Turn On or Off
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24 Apr 2012   #3
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

+1 to everything marsmimar said.

If you need more info there are many SF Tutorials that could help you such as:

System Restore
Restore Backup User and System Files
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24 Apr 2012   #4
balubeto

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
If I'm understanding what you want to do, you could open System Protection, highlight the drive (partition) you want to enable, click on the Configure button, and select Restore system settings and previous versions of files. You can also set the maximum disk space used. This tutorial give more info:

System Protection - Turn On or Off
Ok but how to do everything from Command Prompt?

THANKS

BYE
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24 Apr 2012   #5
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

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24 Apr 2012   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The shadowstorage you can allocate with this command:

vssadmin resize shadowstorage /for=c: /on=c: /maxsize=x%

That would be a shadowstorage allocation for the C: partition. For 'x' I suggest between 10 and 15%. In lieu of x% you can also say xGB
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24 Apr 2012   #7
balubeto

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
I do not want to start the System Restore but only configure System Protection from the Command Prompt as indicated by marsmimar above.

THANKS

BYE
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24 Apr 2012   #8
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I'd forgotten all about that Wolfgang.

You can use these commands as well:

Vssadmin List ShadowStorage
Lists maximum storage allocated for restore points

Vssadmin List Shadows
Lists all restore points already written

Vssadmin List Allocated
Lists used storage to date
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24 Apr 2012   #9
balubeto

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
The shadowstorage you can allocate with this command:

vssadmin resize shadowstorage /for=c: /on=c: /maxsize=x%

That would be a shadowstorage allocation for the C: partition. For 'x' I suggest between 10 and 15%. In lieu of x% you can also say xGB
Ok but how do I enable a local partition for this service?

THANKS

BYE
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24 Apr 2012   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

As was said, you can run a shadow with the rstrui.exe

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