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Created: 06 Jul 2012 • Updated: 08 Jul 2012 | 4 comments
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i know VSS is for win 2003,XP and abve and VSP is for win 2000


Condition 1:

os:win 2000

Client NBU version 7.1

What it will use:VSP or VSS?

Condition 2:

os:win 2003

Client NBU version 6.5

What it will use:VSP or VSS?


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revaroo's picture

Windows 2000 = VSP  (note Win2000 is not listed as supported OS for NBU 7.1

Windows 2003 = VSS (Ensure you have at least NetBackup 6.5.6 for all bug fixes. Note: NetBackup 6.x goes out of support in October 2012!!)


watsons's picture

I don't think what it uses is determined by OS, the (snapshot) service exists does not necessarily mean it will be used for backup.

So for case 1, as raveroo pointed out, VSP is no longer an option in Netbackup 7.1

For case 2, if you have not enabled WOFB (Windows Open File Backup) in master server  "client attributes" host properties, there is no snapshot prior to backup. Enable WOFB makes it default to VSP, if you switch to use VSS, ensure "Volume Shadow Copy" is not disabled in the client host.

NIKHIL2346565959's picture

@Watson:How to check Volume Shadow Copy" is not disabled in the client host

watsons's picture

In "Services".