SnapSAN S3000/S5000 VSS Provider User Guide

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    This user guide explains how to install, setup, and use the SnapSAN VSS Provider software.VSS Provider is software that facilitates business backup operations by linking the Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) of Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003 or Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 with data replication (VSS Storage Volume Cloning or VSS Provider Replication and Mirroring) and a snapshot function (VSS Provider Snapshots). This guide assumes that you are familiar with computer hardware, data storage, and network administration terminology and tasks. It also assumes you have basic knowledge of Internet SCSI (iSCSI), Serial-attached SCSI (SAS), Serial ATA (SATA), Storage Area Network (SAN), and Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) technology.