Quiesced Snapshots supportibility

Quiesced snapshots take advantage of the Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) to generate application consistent point-in-time snapshots. The VSS framework helps VSS-aware applications (for example Microsoft

Exchange or Microsoft SQL Server) flush data to disk and prepare for the snapshot before it is taken.

Quiesced snapshots are therefore safer to restore, but can have a greater performance impact on a system while they are being taken. They may also fail under load so more than one attempt to take the snapshot may be required.

XenServer supports quiesced snapshots on:

• Windows Server 2012 R2 Server Core

• Windows Server 2012 R2

• Windows Server 2012

• Windows Server 2008 R2

• Windows Server 2008 (32/64-bit)

• Windows Server 2003 (32/64-bit)

Windows 8,1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 2000, and Windows Vista are not supported

Note : VSS and quiesced snapshots have been deprecated starting Citrix Hypervisor 8.1



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