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Old 04-02-2015, 08:47 PM   #1
GWillakers
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Help exercising control over Shadowcopy

Hi guys,

Need help Vista Ultimate and Windows 8.

I want to stop Windows shadow copy service from using certain
volumes to store data on.

Specifically I want to protect my C: drive but not place the shadow copies
on either my D: drive or P: drive

I can go into Administrator command prompt and run
C: VSSADMIN /?
The options I get is to
LIST PROVIDERS
LIST SHADOWS
LIST SHADOWSTORAGE
LIST VOLUMES
LIST WRITERS
RESIZE SHADOWSTORAGE


The VSSADMIN Resize shadowstorage /On=P: /For=C: /maxsize=300MB

Takes a minimum of 300MB.
If I specify /maxsize=0MB, it rejects the command

There should be a way to tell the system to leave a particular volume alone.

Turning shadow copy off would delete the stored copies, but in the past
it was impossible for me to turn it back on.
The only way I could get it back on was by re-installing windows.

Any Ideas?
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