Category: Backup

Exclude volumes from StorageCraft OneXafe / ShadowXafe Backup
article #1386, updated 46 days ago

Here’s the doc:

https://support.storagecraft.com/s/article/How-To-Exclude-Volumes-from-ShadowXafe-Agent-Based-backups?language=en_US

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Reset StorageCraft ImageManager Password
article #1364, updated 184 days ago

Here is a quick link to the utility:

http://downloads.storagecraft.com/SP_Files/ImageManager.ResetPassword.zip

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Removing StorageCraft ShadowProtect - don't do it using Control Panel
article #1303, updated 281 days ago

Do NOT use the Windows Control Panel for this removal. That method will leave lots of junk behind, which will prevent SPX and other tools from installing. Instead, do the below and reboot afterwards. This is Powershell, covering steps for both 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems. Copy and paste into administrative Powershell, and ignore all errors. First:

CD C:\Program Files\StorageCraft\ShadowProtect
CD C:\Program Files (x86)\StorageCraft\ShadowProtect

net stop vsnapvss
snapvss /unregister

vssins64.exe -u

net stop "StorageCraft ImageReady"

ShadowProtectSvc.exe -UnregServer

regsvr32 /u sbimgmnt.dll

CD "HKLM:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Storagecraft Imageready"
new-itemproperty . -name DeleteFlag -value 1 -PropertyType "DWord"

CD "HKLM:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\sbmount"
new-itemproperty . -name DeleteFlag -value 1 -PropertyType "DWord"
set-itemproperty . -name "Start" -value 4

shutdown -f -r -t 0

Reboot will occur. After the reboot, again in administrative powershell:

New-PSDrive -Name HKCR -PSProvider Registry -Root HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
CD HKCR:
Remove-Item -Recurse .SPF
Remove-Item -Recurse .SPI

Remove-Item -Recurse "HKLM:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{0A2D3D86-E1F2-4165-AB5C-E63D32C0BDE}"
Remove-Item -Recurse "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ShadowProtect"
Remove-Item -Recurse "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ShadowProtect"
Remove-Item -Recurse "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{26F74578-1285-4C09-80C0-29106C357BFD}"

stcinst.exe -u

Remove-Item -Recurse "$env:ProgramFiles\StorageCraft\ShadowProtect"
Remove-Item -Recurse "$env:ProgramFiles(x86)\StorageCraft\ShadowProtect"

shutdown -f -r -t 0

The above steps written from:

https://support.storagecraft.com/s/article/How-To-Manually-Uninstall-ShadowProtect-5-x?language=en_US

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Install StorageCraft ShadowProtect SPX in silent mode
article #1342, updated 304 days ago

As per the docs:

msiexec /qn /package ShadowProtect_SPX-6.8.4-5_x64.msi IACCEPT=STORAGECRAFT.EULA

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When ShadowProtect Retention Fails
article #1317, updated 381 days ago

Sometimes, StorageCraft ShadowProtect retention fails. One cause of this, is a corrupt database. There is no such warning in logs. The way to confirm, is to stop the ShadowProtect service, delete or rename SPX.DB3 located here:

%ProgramData%\StorageCraft\SPX

to SPX.SP3.OLD, restart the service, recreate both destination and job settings, and test. If the retention policy works, you’ve fixed it. Interestingly enough, when this works, it often will not need manual cleanup of the destination folder, but will take care of much or all of the cleanup of old chains automatically. Does not always happen however.

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Contacting StorageCraft
article #528, updated 2727 days ago

At this writing, here’s the best info:

http://www.storagecraft.com/contact_information.php

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USB DLM configuration for USB backup
article #415, updated 2892 days ago

This works with USBDLM as USBDLM.ini in the program install folder. You’ll need to set the VolumeSerial items to the serial numbers reported by the ‘DIR’ command in CMD, at the top of the directory listing, for each drive. The idea is that backups run directly to X drive, and then are mirrored (in StorageCraft, with ImageManager) to the Y drives, which are swapped.

[DriveLetters1]
; X drive, direct backup destination
VolumeSerial=5011-1C44
Letter=X

[DriveLetters2]
; Y drive, the first swap drive
VolumeSerial=6430-826B
Letter=Y

[DriveLetters3]
; Y drive, the second swap drive
VolumeSerial=6230-8823
Letter=Y

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Restoring in StorageCraft, Choices to Make
article #477, updated 2919 days ago

When restoring a volume in StorageCraft, there are several choices to make. Here is an excellent document.

http://www.storagecraft.com/support/forum/what-restore-choices-do-i-make

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New rsync for Windows and GUI for Linux
article #449, updated 2985 days ago

Here’s a new one:

http://www.qtdtools.de/page.php?seite=0&sub=1&lang=en

Appears very good, does email notification and other helpful things. Nice quality GUI.

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Excellent software for backup to server across network
article #418, updated 3087 days ago

Here is Windows and Linux software:

http://backuppc.sourceforge.net/info.html

which will backup a system across network to server, via Windows share, tar over ssh/rsh/nfs, or rsync.

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