Snapshots and Shadow copy
Posted on 2013-06-26
Hi guys, I have 2008svr hosting two hyper-v Virtual's one for SBS2008 and the other SQL, a recent failed motherboard and raid driver issue caused the loss of 1 array, I was able to rebuild it but the backup did not take a copy of a second partition in that array, the missing partition used to contain old snapshot data and I assume shadow copy info from when the server was setup 4 yrs ago, snapshots were disabled and merged years ago. The SBS2008 and SQL virtual's now complains the shadow copy data is invalid, but still runs ok, this sc data is used by the host to run a backup to usb and tape, and without the sc data the usb backup fails, I have located a version of the missing partition but it is now a month out of sync with the 2 virtuals, if I restore the partition is it likely to cause problems to the virtuals. The last thing I need is them to revert to a month ago.
Or would I be better to create a new blank partition, and create new snapshots in that partition and then remove the new snapshots, I don't really want new snapshots as it could mess up my SBS2008 AD any help much appreciated