“Can you unplug the back- up device?”, is a question all too commonly heard around the Crown office.

I am going to clarify what exactly this means and how-to.

What is a back-up device? In information technology, a back-up or the process of backing up refers to making copies of data so that these original copies can be used to restore the original data in the event that you lose the data. Crown utilizes two brands, Iomega and Buffalo.

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Volume Shadow Copy

Previous Versions, a part of Windows Explorer that allows persistent shadow copies to be created

We at Crown love VSS. It creates versioning, which means if a client loses a file, we can retrieve that file or they can as well very easily.

Here are some good links of VSS that we reference in order to perform out VSS operation. Please let us know if you have any questions about whether your network is covered by VSS and thanks for allowing us to be your IT support and this goes out to all of our San Diego computer consultant clients.

Here are the good links to check out the definitions of VSS.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc785914

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadow_Copy

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