Posted On: Jul 31, 2019

Amazon FSx for Windows File Server, a service that provides fully managed native Microsoft Windows file systems, now enables end-users to easily view and restore previous versions of files using Windows shadow copies.

A Windows shadow copy is a snapshot of a Windows file system at a point in time. With shadow copies enabled, end-users can view and restore individual files or folders from a prior snapshot with the click of a button in Windows File Explorer, allowing them to easily undo changes and compare file versions. Storage administrators using Amazon FSx can easily schedule shadow copies to be taken periodically using Windows PowerShell commands.

Support for shadow copies is now available for all new file systems in all regions where Amazon FSx is available, and will soon be enabled on existing file systems. You will not incur separate charges for using shadow copies, as the shadow copies are stored within your file system. Learn more about Amazon FSx for Windows File Server, and about the new shadow copies feature.