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How to create hardware shadow copy using WMI win32_shadowcopy class? RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    I want to create a hardware assisted shadow copy using WMI win32_shadowcopy class.

    Right now i am able to create software shadow copies by invoking "create" methed of this class and it by default calling "MS software provider for Provider" for creation. 

    Though i have installed hardware provider on my system but when i call "create" method with appropriate hardware volume letter it creating shadowcopy with software provider.

    As per msdn documention of this class one of it property says that:

    HardwareAssisted
     
    Data type: boolean
    Access type: Read-only
    If true, the shadow copy is created by a hardware shadow copy provider.

    My Question is that:

    1) How can i enable(true) this option for HW shadow copy bcz its read only?

    2) What are steps i have to follow for creating HW shadow copy?

    Thanks,

    Saravanan

    Friday, July 23, 2010 7:11 PM