Friday, August 24, 2007

VSS Question

I was asked about Exchange backups today and after looking at some documentation I remembered that with Exchange 2003 there is a VSS backup option. For the life of me I can't think of anyone who has used it with their Exchange backups. Is there anyone out there who has attempted to use, or is using VSS with their Exchange TDP? I have never trusted it enough to rely on it for my Exchange backups. It has enough problems with the system objects, but since MS has had some time to work out the kinks has anyone been successful with it? Is it worth the hassle?


  1. If i am not mistaking, to utilized VSS correctly you will need to load tsm for copy service API also. I tried to use with exchange 2007, but tivoli doesn't have copy services for x64bit yet.

  2. With VSS you will be unable to utilize the recovery storage group in 2003. I haven't tested 2007.