windows 2012 server
I have been fighting a virus that corrupted .doc , .xls, .pdf file on a company share.
1st issue - when I went to restore from the windows backup backup I could not browse the backup. it said that it couldn't locate the shadow copies or something to the effect. I have since ran a backup but now the older backups are not available. same backup options were used as the scheduled backup just ran it manually.
is there a way to retrieve the older backups?
2nd issue - I started using shadow copies to restore the files and it was going well and I had many version to go back to. because I didn't know exactly when the virus corrupted the files, I started with the newest one. unfortunately I had to go back a couple of times to get to uncrorrupted files. when I did this on the pass that was going to work. it started running very slow and then was not able to find files and folders. I found out that during the process the system had deleted the shodowcopies because of disk space.
Is there a way to retrieve at least the last couple of shadow copies after the system deleted it?