I am running SBS 2003 and XP SP3.
A couple of questions came up as I was setting this up and reading about Shadow copy on this website:
1) Does SP3 already come with the shadow copy client? I went to install the version of the client that I dled from microsoft, and it appeared to be already installed (gave me the option to uninstall)
2) On my XP machines, I am mounting a share at //Server/data where //Server is the server name and data is a share of a folder on the D: drive. Is this going to cause problems as stated in the article?
The article states:
"Don't enable shadow copies on a volume that has mount points on it. A mount point (or mounted drive) is a special volume that is attached to an empty folder on an NTFS volume."
3) I am using the server as it was formatted by Dell - a 25GB C drive for OS, ~690GB D for data.
How do I check and or change the cluster size so that it will not exhibit the problems listed in the traps section of this article?
"By default, on Windows Server 2003, any volumes larger than 2 GB will have a cluster size of only 4 KB, which is insufficient.
To solve this problem, when you format the volume, specify an allocation unit size of 16 KB instead using either Disk Management or the /a switch with the format command."
I've tested viewing old versions of a txt file on an XP box and so far so good...but I want 2 know if it will stay that way!