Recovering from VSS files issue (Microsoft Software Shadow Copy provider 1.0) Windows Server 2019

a1rwaY- 1 Reputation point
2021-09-06T20:26:55.963+00:00

Case:
I had three volumes with separate virtual drives.
c:\ (system)
e:\ (target vss backup)
f:\ (drive with some content)

Someday drives f:\ and e:\ were broken due storage issues

Have created a new one similar f:\ and restored from vm backups e:\ which contained shadow copy volumes of drive f:\

What happend:

System doesnt see d:\ backups from restored e:\

vssadmin can see only new copies (after crash), but not older ones
vshadowinfo, when tagetting {GUID}{GUID} file answers: No Volume Shadow Snapshots found.

I have no idea what to do next, and if it is possible to use old snapshots to recover drive or to somehow mount them.
All info that i fond over the internet is recovering while vssadmin can see list shadows

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  1. Limitless Technology 39,471 Reputation points
    2021-09-07T12:51:51.173+00:00

    Hello @a1rwaY-

    From which software or method you have restored your F and E drive.

    I believe you can't directly access VSS and you should use some recovery software for data restore.

    Thank,

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  2. a1rwaY- 1 Reputation point
    2021-09-07T14:37:14.217+00:00

    @Limitless Technology
    To create them i used integrated windows feature.
    And if was everything okay in drive menu, i could see "previous versions" and there restore.

    For E drive there was full VM backups with drives, VM is at KVM (proxmox)
    For F drive were no backup and i just created it from zero. And as it kvm i think that it should have same poperties like drive guid as old one (maybe it is not correct).

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  3. a1rwaY- 1 Reputation point
    2021-09-08T08:05:59.807+00:00

    Unfourtunaly i cannot understand how windows detects these volumes as "previous version" of drive to findout where could be issue and how they are mapped to drive which is backuped this way.
    Also the greatest thing is that after mounting drive with shadow volumes windows in 30m-1h deletes all shadow copies, idk why.

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  4. a1rwaY- 1 Reputation point
    2021-09-09T08:49:21.773+00:00

    Im still believe that someone can help me with this =)

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