202 update changed RSS to VSS

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  1. stapp

    stapp Global Moderator

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    When I did my first copy/update with new build it started the windows VSS up. Do I have to change it back to RSS or will it be okay to leave it?
     
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    SHould be okay. You can change it back if you desire. The only problem was with Shadowprotect, and that was fixed. I may recheck this weekend.
     
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    Excuse my ignorance, but I don't know what VSS is. Can anyone tell me and what it has to do with FDISR? Thanks:)
     
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    VSS is the Volume Shadow Snapshot. It's the microsoft service that takes a snapshot of a point in time, making it possible to copy the open operating system files. FDISR also has the RSS service which does the same thing, but wasn't done by microsoft.
     
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    twl,
    If you don't understand all this stuff about VSS and RSS, get in the row right behind me.
     
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    Peter2150, I'm using the trial copy of FDISR which I installed before the new build came out. When I buy it and uninstall the trial copy and then install the new copy with the new build, will my snapshots and archive function alright?
    Thanks :)
     
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    ErikAlbert, I feel better hearing you say that. :D I know what an RSS feed is, but when they hit me with VSS in the new build, I became lost.
     
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    They sure should.
     
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    RSS in FDISR and RSS feed's have zero in common.

    Think of RSS and VSS this way. Say you want to make a sketch of an action seen. But things are moving so fast it's hard to keep one image in mind. So you take a picture(snapshot) of it. Now you have a fixed image taken at a certain point in time. Easy to now draw your sketch.

    Kinda of the same thing. When you are using your computer, there are a bunch of open files. These files normally can't be copied. VSS/RSS services, in simple terms takes a snapshot that can be used by imaging programs, FDISR, etc.

    Pete
     
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    I got a great chuckle out of this :D
     
  12. twl845

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    Pete, Thanks for the explanation. :D I did my first boot to my secondary snapshot, and another boot back to my primary earlier to see if it works, and it works. Way cool. :cool:
     
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