How to Delete All Shadow Copies on a Server

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Summary

This Knowledgebase article provides information about how to delete all shadow copies on a server.


More Information

Should you need to delete all shadow copies on a server for example, in order to reconfigure shadow storage to be on a different volume, follow the steps below to ensure that all shadow copies on a server are deleted.

Procedure

  1. You will require the 'vshadow.exe' tool from Microsoft. This can be obtained from the VSS SDK, which can be downloaded from:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0B4F56E4-0CCC-4626-826A-ED2C4C95C871&displaylang=en

  1. Once downloaded, install the setup.exe .
  2. Once installed, open a DOS window and navigate to the following location:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft\VSSSDK72\Tools\VSSReports

  1. F rom the command line, execute the following: vshadow.exe -da

Applies To

Microsoft Windows 2003 SP1


Related Information

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KBID-1134

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