DISABLE SQLSERVER VSS backups [closed]

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Question :

I have some automated backups that i want to disable. but i do not know how to do it. Apparently these are done via Volume Shadow copy Service .

Can anyone tell how to get rid of these backups ?

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Answer :

You will need to do a trace or Extended Event session to determine what application is attempting the backups. Be sure to include the client hostname and application name, those two generally help indicate what is taking the backup. The client hostname will most always show the local machine name, which if that is the case look at what is installed on the server.

Some examples of 3rd products that will use VSS:

  • Symantec NetBackup SQL Agent
  • Symantec Backup Exec ( I believe does this now as well)
  • VMWare/Hyper-V (both products have options to along with snapshot of server to also do database)

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