Configure Previous Version on specific server – Shadow copies
I would like to show you a good feature called Previous Version – Shadow copies.
This tutorial will be applied on a specific server.
How many times did you hear “oh where it my file? , where is file gone? , oh, I deleted an important file, not in purpose “? – I assume that many times right?
Here you will learn how to enable on a machine the “Previous Version” feature and provides to user quick restore file method, the Previous Version allows us to restore files, creating by “snapshot points” which are created by any changes we have done on our computer. The size of saving file considers by disk space usage.
- This feature is not enabled by default on Windows Machines.
- The previous Version is not a full backup, do not trust only that feature. is not change any other backup software.
- Make sure “Volume Shadow Copy” running on your machine
Review the steps you have to do in order to enable “Previous Version – Shadow copies”
I have “E” Drive:
Right click “Properties”:
Go to Shadow Copies TAB and enable it:
Now we have to config the settings > Click on settings:
Set the schedule you want and set Maximum size:
choose days you want and then click OK.
And now as you can see I tried to delete some file on my server and then you can see that created snapshot pointer on my computer and I can restore it very simply