Qn for support: Which is -recommended- VSS or PHYLock

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Re: Qn for support: Which is -recommended- VSS or PHYLock

Postby Bob Coleman » Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:53 pm

Mostly for curiosity, is the above saying that if I backup multiple partitions, PhyLock will lock, stabilize or whatever the entire physical disk while all partitions are being backed up whereas VSS will lock, stabilize or whatever one partition at a time just while that partition is being backed up?
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Re: Qn for support: Which is -recommended- VSS or PHYLock

Postby TeraByte Support » Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:48 am

No.

On 1/4/2020 11:53 AM, Bob Coleman wrote:
> Mostly for curiosity, is the above saying that if I backup multiple partitions, PhyLock will lock, stabilize or whatever the entire physical disk while all partitions are being backed up whereas VSS will lock, stabilize or whatever one partition at a time just while that partition is being backed up?
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Re: Qn for support: Which is -recommended- VSS or PHYLock

Postby Bob Coleman » Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:18 pm

OK. What does "PHYLock works on the physical drive level. VSS works on the volume level" mean?
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Re: Qn for support: Which is -recommended- VSS or PHYLock

Postby Scott » Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:11 pm

I have no idea where people get their information. VSS excludes the page file by default, if "Exclude Files To Not Backup" is selected in IFW. Moreover, VSS allows you to exclude whatever file(s) you wish, with a simple registry edit.
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