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Posted on 2014-02-14
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I have a 2012 Hyper-V Host running 3 VM's
1) 2012R2 Essentials DC
2) Server 2012/Exchange 2013
3) Server 2012 with IIS

I am using a 3rd part backup solution (Veeam) on the host to a USB disk attached to the host.

I have shadow copies enabled on all of the VM's.  Should it also be enabled on the host??

Steve
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Cliff Galiher earned 2000 total points
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In 99.9999% scenarios, no.
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Thanks Cliff,

I've been getting a few errors on backup and discovered I didn't have shadow Copies on on my exchange server or on my host.  Enabled them on exchange but wasn't sure about the host.

Steve
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Shadow Copies use the same engine as VSS, but they serve two different purposes. You shouldn't need to enable shadow copies on an exchange server either.
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Hmmmmm....I thought this was my problem.  Seems like when I do my backup especially on the exchange I get buku errors on it.  I thought they were essentially the same process which I guess they are.  Maybe just different activations?
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Like I said, same underlying engine. But even the processes are different.
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