Windows Server 2012 and SMB 3.0 – VSS for SMB File Shares

Windows Server 2012 and SMB 3.0 – VSS for SMB File Shares

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There is a new blog post by Claus Joergensen, a Principal Program Manager in the File Server team, that covers the "VSS for SMB File Shares" feature in Windows Server 2012 and SMB 3.0.

Claus covers many details on using VSS for SMB File Shares to create backups, including several scenarios using Hyper-V and step-by-step instructions for a few scenarios.

Here’s an outline of the topics he covered:

  • Technical Overview
    • Requirements and supported capabilities
  • Deployments
    • Example 1: Single Hyper-V server and file server
    • Example 2: Two Hyper-V servers and a single file server
    • Example 3: Two Hyper-V servers and two file servers
    • Example 4: Two Hyper-V servers and a File Server cluster
    • Example 5: Two Hyper-V servers and a Scale-Out File Server cluster
  • Installation and configuration
    • Installation of File Share Shadow Copy Provider
    • Installation of File Share Shadow Copy Agent
    • Add backup user to Backup Operators local group on file server
  • Perform a Shadow Copy
    • DISKSHADOW
    • Data Protection Manager 2012 SP1 CTP1
  • Tips and Tricks
    • Event logs
    • Encryption
    • Garbage collecting orphaned Shadow Copies
    • Long running shadow copies
    • Accessing file shares using IP addresses
  • Conclusion

You can find this new post in Claus’ blog at http://blogs.technet.com/b/clausjor/archive/2012/06/14/vss-for-smb-file-shares.aspx

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  • Parabens pelas informações dadas. Espero com ansiedade o lancamento oficial do windows server 2012