VSS or Phylock ?

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VSS or Phylock ?

Postby CraigS » Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:31 pm

Upgrading to W10 from 7 and use IFW mainly for disaster recover for when my disk crashes and burns. The manual seems to be
silent on which is better VSS or Phylock and why choose one over the other.

What are the pros and cons and which should I be using?
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Re: VSS or Phylock ?

Postby Brian K » Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:46 pm

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Re: VSS or Phylock ?

Postby Bob Coleman » Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:47 pm

I use Phylock. I guess just because I've used it for years, it seems to work well and be reliable, and I don't see any reason to fool around with something that has its own ideas regarding what to backup and what to exclude.
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Re: VSS or Phylock ?

Postby Hadron » Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:59 pm

As long as PHYLock works for you, then it should be fine.
But I could never get it work, so I use VSS.
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Re: VSS or Phylock ?

Postby Scott » Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:04 pm

There are BitLocker implications with using Phylock:

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