In my opinion this feature is simply a must for all servers and stand alone workstations – ShadowCopy otherwise known as previous versions. As per Microsoft:
Previous versions are automatically saved as part of a restore point. If system protection is turned on, Windows automatically creates previous versions of files and folders that have been modified since the last restore point was made. Typically, restore points are made once a day. If your disk is partitioned or if you have more than one hard disk on your computer, you need to turn on system protection for the other partitions or disks.
To enable and configure ShadowCopy of Shared Folders:
1. Go to Administrative Tools and then click Computer Management .
2. In the console tree, right-click Shared Folders, click All Tasks, and then click Configure Shadow Copies.
3. In Select a volume, click the volume that you want to enable Shadow Copies of Shared Folders for, and then click Enable.
4. You will see an alert that Windows will create a shadow copy now with the current settings and that the settings might not be appropriate for servers with high I/O loads. Click Yes if you want to continue or No if you want to select a different volume or settings.
5. To make changes to the default schedule and storage area, click Settings.
If your company has important files shared on a network and would like to prepare in advance of a disaster to protect them, then contact us for assistance.