The following terms are defined in [MS-GLOS]:
fully qualified domain name (FQDN)
Microsoft Interface Definition Language (MIDL)
The following terms are specific to this document:
file store: An area on a storage device that is managed as a discrete logical storage unit on which a shadow copy can be taken. The file store is backed by a system (typically a file system) that provides the ability to create, query and modify resources accessed as files.
shadow copy utility: A utility on the client and server which creates and manages the shadow copies of shares.
volume shadow copy service (VSS): A service that coordinates the actions required to create a consistent snapshot of backup data without affecting the running of the application that is using the data.
VSS writer: A component of an application that guarantees a consistent data to back up.
MAY, SHOULD, MUST, SHOULD NOT, MUST NOT: These terms (in all caps) are used as described in [RFC2119]. All statements of optional behavior use either MAY, SHOULD, or SHOULD NOT.