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Windows Server 2003 contains a new backup infrastructure, including new Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for backup. Windows Server 2003 also supports the backup APIs of Windows 2000. Because of the new APIs in Windows Server 2003, backup programs can use the new Volume Shadow Copy service (VSS). This service provides new backup functionality, including the following features:
Because Windows Server 2003 still supports backup APIs from Windows 2000, backup programs that are designed for Windows 2000 continue to function as they did under previous versions of Windows. However, they may not gain the benefits of the Volume Shadow Copy service.
Article ID: 327948 - Last Review: December 3, 2007 - Revision: 7.4