Real solution for Shadow Copy CSVs? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm running two Win 2008 Hyper-V R2 hosts in a cluster. I need to run shadow copy with my CSV volumes, but I'm getting errors when trying to enable the shadow copy. Is there a hotfix for this or a projected updated?

    I've already read the thread about Ascendo's script, but there has to be a better way. (no offense to Ascendo's hard work)


    • Moved by Vincent Hu Thursday, June 24, 2010 3:32 AM (From:Windows Server 2008 R2 High Availability)
    Wednesday, June 23, 2010 6:38 PM


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  • Shadow Copies are snapshots for doing backups, can you better explain what you mean?  There are several CSV compatible backup solutions available today which leverage VSS and snapshots (Shadow Copies) to do backups of CSV volumes.

    So I'm not quite sure what you mean here...


    • Marked as answer by Vincent Hu Monday, June 28, 2010 2:09 AM
    Thursday, June 24, 2010 4:37 AM
  • Hi,


    I suspect that you were meaning the following post. If so, the answer is very clear in the post.


    Backup Hyper-V Guests on a CSV Volume - Diskshadow




    Best Regards,

    Vincent Hu


    Thursday, June 24, 2010 7:32 AM
  • Hi

    Microsoft DPM 2010 is what you need for backing up your CSV volumes and dont forget to use vss hardware provider for increased performance during backup. diskshadow nor support and nor an enterprise level solution for backing up csv

    backupexec 2010// new version of CA arc serve and netapp backup also support CSV today :)

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    Thursday, June 24, 2010 4:48 PM
  • Just a quick pointer to our software which helps automate the entire Hyper-V backup process with support for encryption, notifications and Cluster Shared Volumes. More info available from:


    Tuesday, July 20, 2010 10:05 AM