Solved

How to selectively delete files/folders from shadow copies

Posted on 2016-07-19
4
21 Views
Last Modified: 2016-09-05
For security reasons, we need to delete all copies of certain files and folders on a Windows Server 2008 R2 system. After deleting the files, I can wipe the free space clean using an wipe utility. But shadow copies still remain. I do not want to delete the shadow copies completely (else it defeats their purpose), only a specific list of files/folders. Is there any way to do this?
0
Comment
Question by:datastarstar
4 Comments
 
LVL 12

Accepted Solution

by:
Benjamin Voglar earned 500 total points
ID: 41719067
You can Exclude files / folders from VSS, but you can not selective delete VSS for certain files or folders.

Also here confirmed this:

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5885142/delete-specific-files-folders-from-volume-shadow-copy-backups
0
 

Author Comment

by:datastarstar
ID: 41719788
Are shadow copies retained permanently? Would deleted files ever expire from VSS backup?
0
 
LVL 34

Expert Comment

by:Seth Simmons
ID: 41784421
This question has been classified as abandoned and is closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See the recommendation for more details.
0

Featured Post

What Is Threat Intelligence?

Threat intelligence is often discussed, but rarely understood. Starting with a precise definition, along with clear business goals, is essential.

Join & Write a Comment

Restoring deleted objects in Active Directory has been a standard feature in Active Directory for many years, yet some admins may not know what is available.
A procedure for exporting installed hotfix details of remote computers using powershell
This tutorial will walk an individual through locating and launching the BEUtility application and how to execute it on the appropriate database. Log onto the server running the Backup Exec database. In a larger environment, this would generally be …
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to install and configure the Windows Server Backup Utility. Directly connect an external storage device such as a USB drive, or CD\DVD burner: If the device is a USB drive, ensure i…

758 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

21 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now