1.3 Overview

The File Server Remote VSS Protocol is designed to remotely create shadow copies of file shares hosted on a file server. This facilitates applications hosting their data on a file server to back up and restore their application state. The client-side implementation of this protocol typically runs on an application server and the server-side implementation runs on a file server. This protocol is modeled in such way that the client-side and server-side implementation can be integrated with existing volume shadow copy creation utilities.