How to Enable Shadow Copies for a volume in Windows Server 2012 R2

Enable Shadow Copies (Enable Previous Versions) Click Start , point to Administrative Tools , and then click Computer Management .   In the console tree, right-click Shared Folders , click All Tasks , and then click Configure Shadow Copies .   The window that opens will look something like this, displaying all of your local disks: In Select a volume , click the volume that you want to enable Shadow Copies of Shared Folders for, and then click Enable . You will see an alert that Windows will create a shadow copy now with the current settings and that the settings might not be appropriate for…

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How to use Robocopy to Preseed Files for DFS Replication

Use Robocopy to Preseed Files for DFS Replication I’ll write this here first, since it’s important: The folder in which you are robo-copying (ex c:\test) must not exist on the destination server (ex. f:\test). If you create the folder manually on the destination server, the file-hashes will not match and DFSr will see a conflict. So make sure your destination (ex. f:\ ) doesn’t contain a folder named the same as the source folder. Pre-seeding your DFS Replication Group with Robocopy: Log on to the destination server with an Administrator account. Open an…

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Extending the size of an iSCSI based Cluster Shared Volume (CSV) in Windows Server 2012

I just had to expand the size of one of our CSV’s without much notice. I wasn’t prepared for this, but I knew two things: The iSCSI LUN had to grow The Virtual Disk inside Windows also had to grow. Our Hyper-V cluster contains three virtual disks: Volume1, Quorum Witness, and Volume2. Volume1 = 1TB Volume2 = 1TB Volume 2 filled up. Only 11GB free. Not okay. 1. Expand the iSCSI LUN size There’s a Synology backing this cluster. I didn’t do any documentation of expanding the iSCSI LUN because…

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