Tag Archives: vssadmin

Using the Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS)

Having just written an article about how to get items back from a volume shadow copy, I thought I should make some notes about how VSS works, how to configure it, and actually get VSS to create you some shadow copies! This … Continue reading

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Restore malware-encrypted files from VSS snapshots

There have sadly been a few cases recently where a user has unwittingly run CryptoWall (or CryptoLocker, TeslaCrypt) on their PC and then encrypted a big chunk of one of my shared network drives. A nice quick way to get the … Continue reading

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NetBackup Exchange status code 1542

Exchange 2007 CCR, NetBackup 7.5 policy is configured to backup from the passive node. Backups for the cluster fail with code 1542: An existing snapshot is no longer valid and cannot be mounted for subsequent operations(1542) The detailed status shows something … Continue reading

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