Question about VSS imaging tools

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by napoleon1815, Mar 18, 2011.

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  1. napoleon1815

    napoleon1815 Registered Member

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    Something I have always wondered...a lot of live imaging tools use Microsoft VSS to image the hard disk. For those tools that do, is there any difference in quality between the many vendors that use it? In other words, is it possible for one tool that uses VSS to be more reliable than another? Like Shadowprotect uses VSS...regardless of the many bells and whistles it comes with that make it worth it's price outside of the imaging, does the actual image itself any more reliable than a free offering like Macrium that also uses VSS? I hope this makes sense. Thanks.
     
  2. Robin A.

    Robin A. Registered Member

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    VSS allows to image the Windows partition while Windows is in use, but it does not create the image itself. The image is created by the imaging program (SP, Macrium, etc.), so there can be differences in the results.
     
  3. napoleon1815

    napoleon1815 Registered Member

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    Robin,

    Thanks for the info. Thanks.
     
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