Shadow Copies Server 2008

Hey guys,

I am trying to configure my Shadow Copies to run on my Server 2008 box, every 1 hour for 24 hours a day.

Can you guide me through those options?
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
You can do that, but by default it will only keep 32 copies so you'll get less than a day and a half of copies.   Just edit the schedule in Task Scheduler OR set the schedule using the Schedule button when you configure shadow copies.

(You CAN increase the number of copies to as many as 512 if memory serves, but even then, you'd only have 3 weeks worth or so).  Plus, you'll increase disk activity significantly and need a LOT of storage space for that many copies.  I would not consider this a very good idea.
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
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Cobra25Author Commented:
im fine with it overwriting and maximums, just wondering how to set it up like that.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
The creation of a "copy" is just via a scheduled task.  The Configure shadow copies option provides a way to schedule it easily.  Alternatively, just open the Scheduled tasks and modify the frequency.
Cobra25Author Commented:
Lee, i understand all of that.

What do i choose on the SCHEDULE settings to do it right? Have it run every hour, then it asks for duration. Which one do i need
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
I'd set it for daily, repeat every 60 minutes (or 1 hour) for 23 hours.

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Cobra25Author Commented:
lee, that's what i was looking for. Let me set it and verify.
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