StarWind Hardware VSS provider is proprietary software that was created for internal Virtual SAN usage and should not be used for any purposes externally. StarWind Hardware VSS provider was designed to serve snapshot supported devices i.e. LSFS or Asynchronous Replication , but not for Image file devices, which do not have such functionality.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Starting from 14869 build, the LSFS device and Asynchronous replication features were excluded and deprecated. Please remove all Asynchronous replicas and LSFS devices before the update. See more information in the release notes: https://www.starwindsoftware.com/release-notes-build

Nevertheless, the VSS provider can be used with 3rd party software as well (Veeam, Backup Exec, etc) for backup purposes but only if storage is a snapshot supported device from StarWind Software. The VSS provider won’t work with devices that do not support snapshots. Using VSS provider with other devices is not supported and may cause storage outage.

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