Shadow Copy Client Not Showing all Previous Versions
Posted on 2011-03-18
I have a 2k3 server with a Shadow Copy protected volume; I have been monitoring it closely due to it not running smoothly recently.
Previously it was not using all the available storage to create as many snapshots as I would like. I was thinking I may have resolved it... but now I'm not so sure.
The problem is that there are many shadow copies of the volume, but when I try to access any recent shadow copies (via the 'previous versions' tab), I am only seeing nine of the fourteen shadow copies that exist... the 5 that are missing are all the most recent snapshots.
I know that the shadow copies ought to be there because they are listed within the "Shadow Copies" tab on the server - the 5 missing snapshots are listed as being created at the correct time, and there are no errors in the logs. Furthermore, running a 'vssadmin list shadows' lists all 14 shadow copies with a unique GUID, and by running 'vssadmin list shadowstorage' I know that the 'Allocated Shadow Copy Storage' has grown to hold 14 snapshots. (Yes I have been monitoring it that closely). Yet... from any client I am only seeing 9 snapshots.