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Volume Shadow Copy not Working on HP MediaSmart Server

Volume Shadow Copy not Working on HP MediaSmart Server

I've got an HP MediaSmart EX485 server running at home which is seemingly working great, with potentially one exception: shadow copies don't seem to exist. This isn't a huge deal, but would be nice to have it enabled as files on the server's shares are the only copies (Yes, I'm backing up, but let's keep that out of the equation.).

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Guest [Entry]

"It turns out that there’s a bug in the
way VSS is handled on servers with two
or more drives. On such servers, it’s
possible that “Previous Versions” will
be shown, but will be inaccessible or
a “Cannot copy : Invalid
file handle” error message will be
displayed when attempting to copy or
restore a previous version of a file
or folder.

There’s also a loosely related bug
which only affects HP and other
OEM servers. Because of the way the
servers are prepared for duplication,
VSS is turned off when they are
shipped from the factory.

On the HP MediaSmart Server VSS is
turned off for all partitions.