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How to Trigger Volume shadow copy (VSS) for a NAS Drive.

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I have a backup application that triggers VSS for backup of certain files.
VSS works only on local Drives. How to Trigger Volume shadow copy (VSS) for a NAS Drive ?
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Question by:Allan_Fernandes
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by:Geert Gruwez
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What has Delphi got to do with this ?
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by:rindi
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Whether this can be done depends on the OS used on the NAS. It has to support VSS for it to be possible. Check the NAS' manual for more info...
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Damjan earned 2000 total points
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Windows Server Backup does not support VSS for SMB File Shares functionality, but the Diskshadow.exe command-line utility included in Windows Server 2012 that exposes the functionality offered by VSS does support it.

Take a look at this technet article...
Protect Data on Remote SMB File Shares using VSS
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by:Sandeep
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Can you please confirm the exact OS details so accordingly Experts can advise.

For Win 2012 I support comment by Damjan
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by:Allan_Fernandes
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Firstly apologies if I had tagged 'Delphi'.

My backup application runs on all windows OS (winXP and upwards).
But fine if certain features are present in certain OS then I can tell the customer accordingly.
The point is that I have to use a feature if it exist especially if it is important for backups.
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