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partial file support

The capacity to implement backup operations by modifying subsections of the files involved, rather than working with the entire files. See also directed targeting.

persistent shadow copy

A shadow copy that is not deleted automatically when the requester releases an IVssBackupComponents object or when the computer is restarted. See also auto-release shadow copy, shadow copy.

Plex

A special type of shadow copy volume that fully and completely represents a shadow copy volume without the need for either original volume. This is also commonly known as a split-mirror, but this documentation uses the term Plex.

PostRestore event

A VSS event indicating that a VSS restore has completed.

PostSnapshot event

A VSS event indicating that a shadow copy has been completed. See also shadow copy.

PrepareForBackup event

A VSS event indicating that a backup operation is about to take place.

PrepareForSnapshot event

A VSS event indicating that writers should take steps to prepare for an upcoming shadow copy operation. See also shadow copy.

PreRestore event

A VSS event indicating that a restore operation is about to take place.

provider

An operating system object that intercepts and manages I/O requests to create and represent volume shadow copies to the file system. See also hardware provider, software provider.

 

 

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