Shadow Copy Volume Service (Standard 7 Package Reference)


This package is a Feature Pack in the category Data Integrity. The name of the package as it appears on disk and for use with some command-line tools is WinEmb-VSS-Service.

This package includes the Volume Shadow Copy service, which implements and manages the Shadow Copy volume used for backup, system restore, and other purposes.


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  • Volume Shadow Copy


Package Dependencies

This package depends upon features provided by the following packages:

Group Dependencies

No group dependencies.

Optional Supporting Packages

No optional supporting packages.

Common Uses


The minimum size for a volume using Shadow Copy is 1 GB, approximately 30 percent of which is dedicated to the hidden Shadow Copy volume when enabled.

While it is technically possible to do so, we do not recommend using Shadow Copy on a volume that is also being protected with File-Based Write Filter (FBWF) or Enhanced Write Filter with HORM (EWF).