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Cannot see NetApp snapshots in Windows 7 previous version tab.

I have problem to access NetApp snapshots on Windows 7 in “previous version tab” and anyone has this experience? Do I need to configure anything in OnTap to make this works?

Re: Cannot see NetApp snapshots in Windows 7 previous version tab.

You won't see this if your workstation accesses the share over CIFS. Previous versions can be seen on a Windows server in a SAN environment, when SnapDirve comes into play & does VSS integration.

In a file sharing environment you can always navigate from any client to ~snapshot subdirectory of the share in question & you will see all the snapshots taken of that volume.

The thing you can change on the filer side is whether that subdirectory will be explicitly visible, or hidden (yet still accessible if a person knows what to type in address field ). You do that by ticking / unticking the box in FilerView.

Regards,

Radek

Re: Cannot see NetApp snapshots in Windows 7 previous version tab.

That is not true.  You can use the "Previous Versions" tab via CIFS and it will use NTAP snapshots.  If you are not seeing this with Windows 7, you should open a support case.  I'm not sure if there are issues with Windows 7 specifically, but that's what support should know.

Re: Cannot see NetApp snapshots in Windows 7 previous version tab.

Hi Adam,

Yeah, you're obviously right & I was talking rubbish - previous versions *are* (normally) seen from Windows client without any special tweaking.

What I am not sure though is whether a trouble with Windows 7 is eligible for opening a support case, as the product hasn't been officially launched yet.

Regards,

Radek

Re: Cannot see NetApp snapshots in Windows 7 previous version tab.

You DO have snapshots set to visible don't you?

Silly question but just checking.

Re: Cannot see NetApp snapshots in Windows 7 previous version tab.

Hi,

It's exactly the same for me.

I do have a previous version on a Windows 2003 Server, nothing on my Windows 7 for the same file.

Any body for more info ?

Thanks

Yoann HAMON

Region des Pays de la Loire - France

Re: Cannot see NetApp snapshots in Windows 7 previous version tab.

It looks like the issue has nothing to do with NetApp as such and is fairly common across both Vista & Windows 7.

This (apparently) can be cured via registry fix:

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/170081-previous-versions-tab-restore-remove-properties.html

Regards,
Radek

Re: Cannot see NetApp snapshots in Windows 7 previous version tab.

I do see the Previous Version Tab in Properties.

My problem is that it is totaly empty, I can't see any the snapshots in this tab. I can see them with win XP

Re: Cannot see NetApp snapshots in Windows 7 previous version tab.

OK, so here is a bunch of other pre-requisites on the OS side to make shadow copies enabled:

- [edit: this is irrelevant, as the whole point is to see NetApp snapshots, not the ones created by OS] System Restore must be turned on (definitely exists in Win7, not sure about 2008)
- Services:
    * Volume Shadow Copy
    * Server
    * TCP/IP NetBios Helper
    * Workstation

Re: Cannot see NetApp snapshots in Windows 7 previous version tab.

We have the same problem here with windows7 ultimate or enterprise rtm, cannot see any snapshot in previous tab, it's working on an xp virtual machine on windows7 all services are up and working. fillers are on Data ONTAP Release 7.2.6.1