DPM’s data protection is facilitated by the Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS). Therefore VSS is the secret sauce. VSS is in OS’s and Microsoft applications such as Exchange, SharePoint, and Hyper-V have their own VSS writers. Yes this may be old news as the VSS technology  has been around for some time but many IT Professionals still do not have a good understanding of VSS itself.

It is important for anyone working with DPM and ev...

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