Domino should fully support Windows Server shadow copy & VSS for backup 
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: Craig Wiseman24988 11 Jan 2010
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Domino server, when running on Windows platforms, should fully support VSS and shadow copy for backup. It's been around since Win2k3.
VSS operates at the block level of the file system.

Snapshots have two primary purposes: they allow the creation of consistent backups of a volume, ensuring that the contents cannot change while the backup is being made; and they avoid problems with file locking. By creating a read-only copy of the volume, backup programs are able to access every file without interfering with other programs writing to those same files.


1) Bruce Lill10666 (12 Jan 2010)
I have a few customers that use this currently for their Domino Servers. While they use SANS, It's the MS showdow copy. I liked how I could go to the last 3 copies to retireve a file a user screwed up.
2) Craig Wiseman24988 (12 Jan 2010)
@1 - To be honest I was really looking at it from a server perspective for snapshotting, not the shadow copy/history functions.


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