Microsoft VSS – Keeping it Simple

The Microsoft VSS framework was introduced as long ago as Windows XP and still provides the tools necessary to a create consistent and accurate snapshots of any supported file system on your PC.

We’ve already blogged about how VSS works so in this article we’reĀ focusing on how and why, we at Macrium Software, decided on a simple, non-invasive and reliable implementation of the VSS API for disk imaging.

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Backup Internals: What is VSS, how does it work and why do we use it?

As happens sometimes, our more technically minded customers question a system that “just works”. We like these sort of customers, as they keep us on our toes. In this specific case, the question was is it safe to continue using my computer during imaging and the answer is yes, although the longer explanation is much more involved. Read More »