ShadowProtect Server

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:

Display changed files in the incremental backup


A good feature would be to show the file changes detail in the incremental backup. For example, a right click on an incremental backup could give the option to show 'What has changed' in this incremental. A good tool to spot users that suddenly put huge files on the server or spot programs that leaks in some file.

Lisence, status and version info in management view


It would be really usefull to see lisence key, product version and backup status in the management view.

Especially in mixed environments where there are several different products deployed.

Meanwhile "Backup Progress" title is not working correctly with version 5.

Lisence View

Add search to Feature Request page and Website/Forums to Products List


I came to add a feature request (first time adding one) and it blew my mind that I can't search just feature requests from this page. If you think about it - the feature request area of the site is nearly worthless without search. No one will take their time to see if the feature has already been requested and add to the one that is there (which will greatly increase StorageCraft's time to manage feature requests).

Password Protection Without Encryption



We have a few customers  who use Dedup appliances (HP / Quantum). Now we would like (no compress / encryption) but password protected backups.

Password protection turns on encryption, (which will not work with dedupe). Hence feature request, password protection without encryption (unless it is already there, and I am not understanding it correctly.)




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