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Michal_Mikulik1's avatar
8 years ago

ability to create client accessible VSS snapshots?

Hello,
when you create Shadow Copies on a Windows client by means of OS (for example, via Configure Shadows Copies in a Volume Properties), then the created Shadows Copies are visible, browseable and restorable in Windows Explorer (by "Restore previous versions" option etc).
When you create them by NetBackup (via snapshot-based backup policy with "retain snapshot" option), they are not visible/restorable on OS level. Only on NetBackup level. And whereas vssadmin lists OS snapshot type as "ClientAccessible", NBU snapshot type is displayed as "ApplicationRollback"

Is there any way in NetBackup to create VSS snapshots as client accessible?