ShadowProtect Server

Network bandwidth control while making backup


It wolud be great if ShadowProtect had an option similar to ImageManager which allows to set the bandwidth SP can use while making backup to a network destination. When you have a lot of computers that need to be backed up in similar time, especially, when making a full backup, it wolud help unload the network.

Data deduplation, native and support for 2012 Windows.


Native data depulication and support for W2012 built in Dedpe would be great. I understand SC is in the cloud business now, and this goes against more profit for them, but for those of us buying our own storage it would be great to have.

Existing restore jobs need a prompt before executing. Cuurently volume immediately gets set to RAW and you lose all data


If you have performed a restore on a system then the restore job will remain in the backup tab of ShadowProtect until you delete it. If you accidently click on one of these restores the job will immediately start to execute and thereby set the volume to "RAW" in readiness for the restore and you lose all current data. Restore jobs must have a prompt that they are going to execute and will destroy all data currently on the volume and the user must accept before job should commence.

Integrated Backup to USB Hard drive management


At many of our locations we configure a scenario where we supply a BDR server that backups up the sites windows servers to itself then replicates it weekly to a USB attached external hard drive. These sites typically do not support the required bandwidth for a internet based solution.

A second scenario is where ShadowProtect is installed directly on the company SBS server and we backup to USB drives directly.

My feature request is that you add a configuration option in Image Manager to directly support this scenario.

ShadowProtect 'Backup Progress' of all machines via the Management View


I used to be able to monitor ShadowProtect 'Backup Progress' of all machines via the Management View in ShadowProtect but it is no longer displayed.
I'm using version 5.0.3.
Is there a way to get this working again?

The last version where I saw that it was working was in version 4.0

ShadowCMD Agent Deployment - Ability to specify Org and Credentials using cmd silent install for scripting or GPO


As an MSP partner, the ability to deploy the agent to large numbers of endpoints is critical.  Simply being able to push the software doesn't alleviate the amount of work.  We are deploying Shadow Protect desktop to anywhere from 20 - 200 endpoints at a time.  This leaves us with two real options:

Password-protected interface




Our customers currently have full acess to the ShadowProtect interface on their servers, and sometimes they like to jump in and do silly things.  A password-protected interface would be nice, at least on the MSP version.




ReFS support


It would be nice if ShadowProtect could back up ReFS volumes, it seems to have many benefits over NTFS.



Allowing for better/faster virtual recovery


I'd like to request the ability in ShadowProtect to natively do a backup as a VMDK instead of a traditional StorageCraft backup chain consisting of spf/spi files. This avoids need for HSR or image conversion when the ultimate and only goal is virtual recovery. Also, I'd love to see the ability in ImageManager to replicate VMDKs in conjunction with the above feature by sending the deltas (i.e. changed blocks) only. Finally, these VMDKs should be partition-aligned and should be in ESXi format instead of the VMWare Workstation format.

Management console enhancements


One thing I'd like to see is better cohesion in the management console view.

  • Manually setting up servers with names, credentials is tedious and time-consuming
  • Push install is a separate task that doesn't integrate into the currently managed systems

I would like to see the following:

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