A developer’s view on VSS for SMB File Shares

VSS for SMB File Shares is an extension to the existing VSS infrastructure which consists of four parts: Component Name Type Binary Function File Share Shadow Copy Provider VSS File Share Provider Fssprov.dll Loaded by VSS service as In-Proc COM server. It is installed on all Windows Server 2012 Editions by default. File Share Shadow…


VSS for SMB File Shares

In the next generation of Windows Server, Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V introduces support for storing virtual machine files on SMB 3.0 file shares. This blog post contains more detail on the SMB 3.0 enhancements to support this scenario. Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) is a framework that enables volume backups to be performed while applications…


SMB Transparent Failover – making file shares continuously available

  SMB Transparent Failover is one of the key features in the feature set introduced in Server Message Block (SMB) 3.0. SMB 3.0 is new in Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8. I am the program manager for SMB Transparent Failover and in this blog post I will give an overview of this new feature….