Windows 7 shadow service Supported?

Post here if you have problems installing or using FBackup
Post Reply
j-a-c-k
Posts: 4
Joined: Sat Aug 09, 2014 7:42 pm

Windows 7 shadow service Supported?

Post by j-a-c-k »

Backup fails to backup open files, log indicates that windows volume shadow copy not available.
I have found posts indicating that this feature only works in Windows XP and lower.
What is the situation?
Does fbackup 5 support open file backup in Windows 7 - 8 ?

Adrian (Softland)
Posts: 1672
Joined: Thu May 23, 2013 7:57 am

Re: Windows 7 shadow service Supported?

Post by Adrian (Softland) »

Hi,

Volume shadow copy service works on Windows XP and NEWER/LATER (not lower).
So it should work on Windows 7.
Please make sure all other conditions are met. Is the service started on your computer?

j-a-c-k
Posts: 4
Joined: Sat Aug 09, 2014 7:42 pm

Re: Windows 7 shadow service Supported?

Post by j-a-c-k »

I uninstalled everything, purged the registry of all things softland and went on to delete the uncleaned files and cleaned up the Task directory used by the scheduler.

I downloaded the final code 5.2.631 and reinstalled.

Fbackup now seems to generate the shadow files correctly.

Post Reply