Our client is running Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials SP1 and is running low on disk space on drive ‘C’. Are we able to disable Shadow Copies on drive ‘C’ to free up disk space? User data is located on a different partition which has Shadow Copies enabled. Full backups to tape are carried out every night using Backup Exec 2012.
1) Will disabling Shadow Copies on drive ‘C’ impact other areas of SBS 2011 Essentials?
2) Will disabling Shadow Copies on drive ‘C’ have any impact on the overnight backup using Backup Exec 2012?
3) Out of curiosity, where are the Shadow Copies located?
4) If we decide to use Windows Backup in the future, will disabling Shadow Copies on drive ‘C’ impact on a successful backup?
I look forward to hearing from you.