stop vss option - reason why?
Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:59 AM
Without too much 'techno-babble', could someone explain why I would want to stop the vss. Is it because active vss during defrag might mess up restore points?
Posted 09 January 2012 - 11:39 AM
Is it because active vss during defrag might mess up restore points?
I presume it's to prevent restore point expansion during defrag.
Posted 09 January 2012 - 02:18 PM
Posted 11 January 2012 - 05:18 PM
Posted 11 January 2012 - 07:25 PM
. . . why would the default setting be set as not to stop the vss?
That option was likely introduced only cos a few users with low disk free space complained of losing restore points. If you have plenty of free space I suggest you leave the option ☐unticked, cos the VSS expansion provides a safety net in the rare event a defrag messes a file. Better safe than sorry.
Posted 11 January 2012 - 09:06 PM
Posted 12 January 2012 - 07:30 AM
Some of us would consider it disrespectful - and worse.
Also some people don't like their services disabled without asking!
Sometimes Windows cannot even do one job at a time - I do not trust it to do two or more jobs at a time.
Others may be more adventurous. They may even defrag whilst making a partition image backup.
Creating a backup will not end well if defraggler stops VSS.
In theory VSS gives a consistent image capture and the backup file will not see defraggler's work in progress,
but as I said before - I do not trust Windows to do two or more jobs at a time.