How to use AOFO and protect SQL on Windows 2003

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How to use AOFO and protect SQL on Windows 2003

The SQL Agent supports Microsoft's Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS), a snapshot provider service only available on Windows 2003 or later, and the VERITAS Storage Foundation for Windows FlashSnap Option.

In order for the SQL Agent to use VSS, the SQL Agent must be installed and running on the SQL server. VSS can use different providers, including Default, System, Hardware, and Software.

In order for the SQL Agent to use the FlashSnap Option, the SQL Agent, VERITAS Storage Foundation for Windows, and the Advanced Open File Option (AOFO) must be installed and running on the SQL server.

See About the Advanced Open File Option

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