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i have Windows 2008 file Server .

I plan to shadow copy configuration. please tel me what you Thing(pic)? and how start with this big storage shadow copy ?
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Is this local storage  OR SAN

You need to enable VSS shadow copies on drive level (Drive properties) in windows explorer

There you can assign amount of disk space in % for VSS to store snapshots

Remember, VSS will take snapshots of shared folders only and not entire drive with incremental way

Once you started vss backups (Snapshots) you will be able to restore older file versions with right clicking shared folder and navigate to previous versions

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this is local storage
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There you can assign amount of disk space in % for VSS to store snapshots -what do i Need to do here?
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I think it ask you to reserve space in MBs, here you can define storage space in MBs for storing Volume Shadow copies
You need to decide amount of storage space to be reserved based on your storage entire size, you can keep 10 to 20 % reserved
Ex: if you have total storage of 100GB, then you can assign 15% (15GB) space reserved for snap shots
Its up to you how much space you wanted to reserve for snapshots
You can enable shadow copy 1st and then on setting tab you can define reserved space and schedule at which snapshots should run
Note that snapshots are taken for shared folders only and they are incremental
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