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  • Blog Post: Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) Express Writers

    In this article, we'll take a look at a new class of VSS writers enabled in Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 that lower the cost for applications to participate in backups. Before we get there though, let’s briefly recap the role of VSS writers in backups. VSS and backups The Volume Shadow Copy...
  • Blog Post: Diskshadow scripts for LUN Resync

    In a previous article, we looked at LUN Resync a new fast recovery scenario in Windows Server 2008 R2. Himanshu from the VSS team has posted a few sample scripts to demostrate the scenario using Diskshadow and the VSS tools in the Windows 7 SDK. This is the blog - LUN-RESYNC WITH DISKSHADOW AND...
  • Blog Post: Volume Shadow Copy (VSS) and Automated System Recovery (ASR) doc updates

    This is a summary of recent additions and revisions to the VSS and ASR documentation on MSDN and TechNet. 1. The following new API elements have been documented: a. IVssComponentEx2 interface ( http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd405576.aspx ) b. IVssCreateExpressWriterMetadata...
  • Blog Post: Windows SDK and MSDN doc updates for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta

    The Windows SDK for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta, including updated documentation, is now available in the Windows Download Center at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a91dc12a-fc94-4027-b67e-46bab7c5226c . For even more up-to-date documentation, see the MSDN Library...