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stop vss option - reason why?

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Is it because active vss during defrag might mess up restore points?

 

I presume it's to prevent restore point expansion during defrag.

 

 

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moving the files around with VSS enabled will trigger the creation/expansion of a restore point, which will cause more fragmentation.

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. . . 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.

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Also some people don't like their services disabled without asking!

Some of us would consider it disrespectful - and worse.

 

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. :unsure:

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