I'm having an issue with a Windows 2016 file server and can't view any previous versions when viewing it in file explorer (right click drive, restore previous versions), however, shadow copies are being created and can be viewed.
This server is fed replicated folders via DFS from a source Windows 2008 R2 server, which ran low on disk space. The on-site IT attempted to clean up space on the 2008 server's drive and it looks like he cleared out the shadow copies to first address the problem.
The 2016 server still shows shadow copies going back a few weeks prior to the source server's DFS .
I don't fully understand how and if DFS replication may affect shadow copies, and would appreciate clarification on that point, and what is needed to re-gain access to the shadow copies on the destination server, if possible.
See attached GWMI namespace info, writers and shadow copy lists.