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Re: special name for vss shadow copy device?
On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 1:57 PM, Christian Franke
> Greg Freemyer wrote:
>> My personal desire is make a full dd copy of a snapshot onto a external
>> ie. dd if=/dev/sd-shadowcopy4 of=<my_image_file>
> With new Cygwin 1.7, the VSS volume image can be retrieved as follows:
> dd if='//?/GLOBALROOT/Device/HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy4' of=...
> But this does not work with Cygwin 1.5.
> To access individual files, assign a drive letter X: to the VSS volume:
> Then you can access the files via /cygdrive/x. This works with cygwin 1.5
> also. Only the WinXP explorer refuses to access the drive.
> See also related discussion here:
> Hope this helps,
Wonderful links and information!!
That is all I really needed, since I assume 1.5 is basically no longer
being developed, I don't see a big need to create mappings for the
shadow volumes. I do think it would be good to have the above links
and documentation added to the special names section of the
Time to experiment with Cygwin 1.7
I know the whole package is still considered test. How stable is the
actual dll(s). Especially as relates to this type of functionality.
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