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Making a shadow copy of a mapped drive on vbscript

Posted on 2004-08-25
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I have a script that should do a copy of a directory of another computer of my network.
This script run at the server and the source directory (of the client machine )is mapped on server, "V:" for example..

How to do a shadow copy of the source directory (V:)?
Should I do a shadow copy? It is necessary, isn't it?
Is it possible?

Below, part of the script:

[...]
    Set objShadowStorage = objWMIService.Get("Win32_ShadowCopy")
    strVolume = "V:\"
   
    errResult = objShadowStorage.Create(strVolume, CONTEXT, strShadowID)

    if errResult <> 0 then
        WScript.Echo("ERROR:" & errResult)
        WScript.Quit(errResult)
    end if
[...]

When I execute the script it returns "ERROR: 13"

ps: Both computers, Server and Client, runs Windows 2003...

Thanks.
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Question by:ricardosilveira
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As I understand it a Shadow Copy is something that's set up once and then the system does the rest.  It's not like a normal copy operation that you run whenever you want.  Once established the operating system will automatically keep the copies in sync.  So you'd only need to run this once to set it up.  As for the Error 13, if you are using the litteral value CONTEXT, then I expect that's the problem.  Context is supposed to be filled in with the proper context enumeration from: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/wmisdk/wmi/win32_shadowcontext.asp  Should you do a Shadow Copy, that's up to you.  It depends on your setting and there is no right answer.  Is it necessary?  No, it's an option.  Is it possible?  I certainly hope so!

Sorry, I don't have a 2003 server to test on or I'd be more specific.
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