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Microsoft Windows Server 2003 includes the Shadow Copies of Shared Folders feature to permit you to revert to an earlier version of a specific file or a group of files in a folder. This article describes how to configure a Shadow Copies of Shared Folders target on a server cluster in Windows Server 2003.
To configure a shadow copy, you must first create a file share resource in your server cluster by using the Cluster Administrator tool. Additionally, Microsoft recommends that you add another hard disk to the same group that contains the file share resource. This additional disk will function as the destination drive for shadow copy backups. For additional information about how to create a file share on a Microsoft Windows 2000-based server cluster, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
224967Note Although you can use the same drive that contains your file share resource as the destination drive for your shadow copies, for performance reasons, Microsoft recommends that you use a separate physical hard disk drive.
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/224967/ )How to create file shares on a cluster
Important You must assign a drive letter to the hard disk that you use for shadow copy backups. If possible, avoid creating a shadow copy on a mount point. Setting shadow storage on a mount point in a cluster is supported on a server cluster in Windows Server 2003. For additional information about setting shadow storage on a mount point in a cluster, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/883282/ )You cannot create a shadow storage area association between volumes when you use the Windows Server 2003 Volume Shadow Copy service
To configure shadow copiesWhen you configure shadow copies on the server cluster, a dependency is automatically configured between the host drive and the destination drive. You do not have to manually create this dependency. To configure shadow copies, follow these steps:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/833167/ )A Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) update package is available for Windows Server 2003
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