We have Shadow Copy in place on our file server and running at three different times during the day. It is helpful when recovering files ONLY after it runs. However, we ran into a situation where some files were deleted accidentally and need to restore them, but there was no way to do it.
Here is the dilemma. When deleting files while logged on to the file server, the files go into the RECYCLE BIN. Howerver, we noticed that when deleting files on the server from a workstation mapped to a server drive, the deleted files were no where to be found. Why aren't the files also going to the RECYCLE BIN then? How do we retrieve a file deleted by a workstation? I tried using the utility RECUVA, but had limited success. And frankly, I would rather not depend on such a utility if there was a way to do it better on the OS level.
So, my questions are:
1) Is it possible to have files deleted on the server by a workstation also go to the RECYCLE BIN.
2) Are there enterprise class utilities for recovering files on the fly that were deleted accidentally?