Server 2016 – Volume Shadow Copies setup Video Tutorial

Server 2016 - Volume Shadow Copies Setup Video Tutorial

  Windows Server 2016 and 2012R2 both have the volume shadow copy feature. This feature allows users to have multiple versions of files so that the user can revert to previous versions if the need arises.  
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1. 00:00:00:26 / 00:00:04:91 - hello and a warm welcome in this video
2. 00:00:03:38 / 00:00:08:00 - we're going to have a quick look at
3. 00:00:04:91 / 00:00:12:30 - shadow copies basically what this is
4. 00:00:08:00 / 00:00:14:12 - it creates multiple versions of a single
5. 00:00:12:30 / 00:00:18:17 - file for example you might have a file
6. 00:00:14:11 / 00:00:21:21 - like a Word document and then you save
7. 00:00:18:17 / 00:00:23:73 - it and then you change it shall we say
8. 00:00:21:21 / 00:00:25:61 - today and then tomorrow you come back
9. 00:00:23:73 / 00:00:27:96 - and then you want to go back to the
10. 00:00:25:61 / 00:00:29:57 - previous version ok so this gives you
11. 00:00:27:96 / 00:00:33:14 - actually that ability to go back into
12. 00:00:29:57 / 00:00:35:54 - previous versions of a single file ok
13. 00:00:33:14 / 00:00:39:29 - and it basically does it for all files
14. 00:00:35:54 / 00:00:42:89 - on the volume now it can only be done on
15. 00:00:39:29 / 00:00:48:05 - a volume and it'll create a maximum of
16. 00:00:42:89 / 00:00:52:32 - 64 versions of the same file also it
17. 00:00:48:05 / 00:00:54:50 - does take a memory access our memory
18. 00:00:52:32 / 00:00:57:32 - extra hard disk space for this a minimum
19. 00:00:54:50 / 00:01:00:47 - of 300 and you can configure it ok let's
20. 00:00:57:32 / 00:01:05:68 - see how we do it ok very simply you just
21. 00:01:00:47 / 00:01:07:76 - open up this PC ok from here ok and then
22. 00:01:05:68 / 00:01:10:31 - you might have another driver whatever
23. 00:01:07:76 / 00:01:13:92 - that's fine right click on it then it
24. 00:01:10:31 / 00:01:18:58 - says configure shadow copies ok and then
25. 00:01:13:92 / 00:01:21:42 - there enable ok and then basically
26. 00:01:18:59 / 00:01:23:46 - there's a default schedule that was set
27. 00:01:21:42 / 00:01:30:32 - up over there but we'll just configure
28. 00:01:23:45 / 00:01:34:91 - that ok now we can go to settings ok
29. 00:01:30:31 / 00:01:38:87 - basically maximum size ok if you are on
30. 00:01:34:92 / 00:01:43:07 - a limited amount of space you might want
31. 00:01:38:87 / 00:01:46:56 - to create a limit ok how many megabytes
32. 00:01:43:07 / 00:01:47:90 - for the full disk of versions ok
33. 00:01:46:56 / 00:01:51:54 - depending on what kind of files you have
34. 00:01:47:90 / 00:01:54:60 - Word documents video files or whatever
35. 00:01:51:54 / 00:01:59:49 - you might need to change that depending
36. 00:01:54:59 / 00:02:02:54 - on that ok the schedule ok we'll do a
37. 00:01:59:48 / 00:02:03:11 - quick little demo it's 914 a.m. on our
38. 00:02:02:54 / 00:02:11:80 - side
39. 00:02:03:11 / 00:02:24:40 - ok so we'll change that to 9:00
40. 00:02:11:80 / 00:02:29:75 - 17 whoops 9 and 17 and okay so basically
41. 00:02:24:40 / 00:02:34:51 - what we'll do is we'll create that okay
42. 00:02:29:75 / 00:02:43:90 - click OK click OK that's been set up now
43. 00:02:34:51 / 00:02:43:90 - let's quickly create a new text document
44. 00:02:44:28 / 00:02:59:32 - okay and we'll call this old version
45. 00:02:53:56 / 00:03:01:90 - okay and save it okay now we've modified
46. 00:02:59:32 / 00:03:08:54 - the file saying that a little bit more
47. 00:03:01:90 / 00:03:13:23 - in there okay it's past 917 okay let's
48. 00:03:08:53 / 00:03:18:84 - go to restore previous versions okay and
49. 00:03:13:23 / 00:03:18:84 - three minutes ago created that's fine
50. 00:03:20:22 / 00:03:31:87 - there we go
51. 00:03:22:84 / 00:03:33:54 - restore and now click OK and as you can
52. 00:03:31:87 / 00:03:36:76 - see it's gone back to the old version
53. 00:03:33:54 / 00:03:39:04 - and it's as simple as that so thank you
54. 00:03:36:76 / 00:03:39:03 - for watching
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