Shadow Copy

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Shadow Copy

A backup and restore function in Windows that creates copies of files (see VSS). The Mac includes its own backup capability (see Time Machine).
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However, as Microsoft states in its document called How Volume Shadow Copy Service Works, "If the computer has no applications that are enabled for the Volume Shadow Copy Service, the data in a shadow copy is considered to be in a 'crash consistent' state.
Supporting XP, 2003 and Vista servers, the Windows edition of ZRM 3.0 runs logical and Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS)-based snapshots and logs all backup information in Windows event logs.
Next-Generation Architecture Improves Product Performance andProvides Support for Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service
Storage Server 2003, which replaces Microsoft's earlier Windows Powered NAS, has added features including server clustering, DFS (Distributed File System) and VSS (Volume Shadow Copy), which is in direct competition with NetApp's NTAR These features allow its OS-powered NAS boxes to support advanced data protection operations like snapshots, virtualization and multiple-pathing architectures, all important enterprise features.
One of the most popular products by Novosoft is Handy Backup, a data backup utility commonly recognized for timely delivered powerful options (like the full system backup, Volume Shadow Copy technology, etc.), free support, and flexible customization.
According to the company, the Hifn Swarm Series of iSCSI storage appliances provide an IP SAN storage alternative to Fibre Channel products with up to 9.75Tb of RAID-6 protected storage, as well as a suite of storage services, including encryption, replication, point-in-time copy backup used for Windows Volume Shadow copy Service (VSS)-consistent snapshots and multipath I/O for high availability active-active configurations.
Microsoft is pleased that LSI Logic has developed the solution based on Volume Shadow Copy Service to enhance the value of Exchange Server 2003 in production environments, said group product manager, Windows Server Division, Microsoft Corp.
- Volume Shadow Copy backup (for processing locked and blocked data);