Undelete and Volume Shadow Copy

On May 31, 2005, in news, by

Once upon a time in a galaxy far far…. oh wait…sorry …wrong story…

Once upon a time on my SBS 2000 box I used to have a Undelete product that would help me keep files that people stupidly deleted.  Well one day one of my drives dropped out on my server array and due to that undelete product … I ended up with a bit of a mess on my hands afterwards.  Needless to say, and especially with SBS 2003, I haven’t installed it back on the 2003 platform because it’s not needed anymore with the Volume Shadow Copy. 

Handy Andy put up a tip on how to better utilize Shadow Copies that came from the O’Reilly book Window Server Hacks.  I like the book series but honestly, wish they would change the titles…the “hack” part just doesn’t have the same meaning it once used to.  The old definition meant to do something really cool, the new one, well it doesn’t mean what it used to anymore.

Check it out and enjoy!


One Response to Undelete and Volume Shadow Copy

  1. Kevin Weilbacher says:

    Very nice of O’Reilly to let Andy post this excellent article on Shadow Copy.

    I’ve had to rely on shadow copy several times to retrieve either a file that was mistakenly deleted, or a past version of a modified file.

    In each instance I could have done a retrieve from a backup tape, but because of Shadow Copy, I was able to retrieve the known good file in seconds rather than hours.