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Is it Possible to disable VSS

Created: 09 Oct 2012 • Updated: 17 Oct 2012 | 4 comments
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Hi,

I've the following issue.

I tried to backup users data store on NAS disk, i've created my job and uncheck in AOFO the VSS option (i did not configure snapshot on Equalogic side cause in don't want it, it take a lot of space) but the job still try to take a snapshot before backup and i always have exeptions V-79-10000-11217 VSS snapshot error

i can i really disable the VSS snapshot on those disk ?

Thanks

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CraigV's picture

From a Backup Exec perspective you would disable AOFO, but disabling VSS comes from a WIndows-perspective.

Check the link below:

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-performance/how-do-i-turn-off-volume-shadow-copy/1d6c21d0-744a-4a64-8bf8-36dff4c1c981

Not a Symantec issue...

Thanks!

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GuiA's picture

OK i don't want to disable VSS on Windows side cause i need it for snapshot during the day but there must be a way for backupexec not to try to take a snapshot otherwise what is the interest of AOFO option ??

CraigV's picture

Doesn't appear to be possible to disable it totally from within BE. Check below:

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/disable-aofo-completely

VSS in some way will always be used from a Windows perspective!

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GuiA's picture

Hi

I've unistall VSS provider on Dell Equalogic through HIT Kit and now everything is all right 

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