It can bend time and space

Which of these would be a benefit of using VSS? Pick two.

A) Faster storage read and write times

B) Backup Windows volumes while the OS is running

C) Better network response time

D) More efficient memory use for multimedia applications

E) Real-time access to previous document versions

F) Can it make Friday show up just a little bit faster?

The answer: B) Backup a Windows volume while it’s running, and E) Real-time access to previous document versions

Volume Snapshot Service, also called Volume Shadow Copy, is used to copy and backup files while the operating system is running and the files are in use. It also provides the “Previous Versions” feature in some versions of Windows Vista and all editions of Windows 7.

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