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1.1 Glossary

The following terms are defined in [MS-GLOS]:

file system
fully qualified domain name (FQDN)
Microsoft Interface Definition Language (MIDL)
shadow copy

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.

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