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CA ARCserve Backup - Support for VSS Writers

Last Updated: November 08, 2013

Writer name ARCserve Versions ARCserve component required (if any) to work with writers Notes for r11.x Notes for r12.x Notes for r15 Notes for r16 Notes for r16.5
r11.1 r11.5 GA r11.5 SP1 r11.5 SP2 r11.5 SP3 r12 r12 SP1/SP2 r12.5 r15 r16 r16.5
ADAM Writer X X X X Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Only need the license of BAOF to backup it. Supported by VSS Agent. Similar to earlier Versions Similar to earlier Versions * Refer to Note provided below * Refer to Note provided below
BITS Writer Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Only need the license of BAOF to backup it. Supported by VSS Agent. Similar to earlier Versions Similar to earlier Versions * Refer to Note provided below * Refer to Note provided below
Certificate Authority Writer X X X X X Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported This writer is backed up through System State. No need for the license of BAOF. N/A Supported by ARCserve Backup Base and Client Agent. Similar to earlier Versions * Refer to Note provided below * Refer to Note provided below
Cluster Service Writer (For Windows 2000/2003) X X X X X Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported This writer is backed up through System State. No need for the license of BAOF. N/A Supported by ARCserve Backup Base and Client Agent. Similar to earlier Versions * Refer to Note provided below * Refer to Note provided below
COM+ REGDB Writer X X X X X Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported This writer is backed up through System State. No need for the license of BAOF. N/A Supported by ARCserve Backup Base and Client Agent. Similar to earlier Versions * Refer to Note provided below * Refer to Note provided below
DFS Replication service writer X X X Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported In Windows 2003 R2 we need the license of BAOF to backup it. In Windows 2008 it's backed up through System State and no need for the license of BAOF. Supported by VSS Agent. Similar to earlier Versions Similar to earlier Versions * Refer to Note provided below * Refer to Note provided below
Dhcp Jet Writer X X X Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Only need the license of BAOF to backup it. Supported by VSS Agent. Similar to earlier Versions Similar to earlier Versions * Refer to Note provided below * Refer to Note provided below
DPM Writer X X Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported X X X X Need DPM agent and its license. 32-bit DPM Only. Supported by using DPM Agent For DPM writer, it's dropped from r12.5 Similar to r12.5 Similar to r12.5 Similar to r12.5
Event Log Writer Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Only need the license of BAOF to backup it. Supported by VSS Agent. Similar to earlier Versions Similar to earlier Versions * Refer to Note provided below * Refer to Note provided below
Exchange Writer Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Only need the license of BAOF to backup it.(The Exchange Writer is only available for Exchange 2003. The Writer of Exchange 2007/2010/2013 is disabled in the UI of backup manager. ) Support Exchange2007 writer by using Exchange 2007 agent Similar to earlier Versions Added Support for Exchange 2010 * Refer to Note provided below Added Support for Exchange 2013
FSRM Writer X X X Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Only need the license of BAOF to backup it. Supported by VSS Agent. Similar to earlier Versions Similar to earlier Versions * Refer to Note provided below * Refer to Note provided below
Hyper-V VSS writer X X X X X X Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Only need the license of BAOF to backup it. N/A Supported by VSS Agent. Similar to earlier Versions * Refer to Note provided below * Refer to Note provided below
IIS Config Writer X X X X X Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported This writer is backed up through System State. No need for the license of BAOF. N/A Supported by VSS Agent. Similar to earlier Versions * Refer to Note provided below * Refer to Note provided below
IIS Metabase Writer Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported This writer is backed up through System State. No need for the license of BAOF. Supported by VSS Agent. Similar to earlier Versions Similar to earlier Versions * Refer to Note provided below * Refer to Note provided below
MSDEWriter Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Only need the license of BAOF to backup it. Supported by VSS Agent. Similar to earlier Versions Similar to earlier Versions * Refer to Note provided below * Refer to Note provided below
NPS VSS Writer X X X X X Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported This writer is backed up through System State. No need for the license of BAOF. N/A Supported by VSS Agent. Similar to earlier Versions * Refer to Note provided below * Refer to Note provided below
NTDS Writer X X X X X Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported This writer is backed up through System State. No need for the license of BAOF. N/A Supported by ARCserve Backup Base and Client Agent. Similar to earlier Versions * Refer to Note provided below * Refer to Note provided below
Oracle Writer X X X X X Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Only need the license of BAOF to backup it. N/A Supported by VSS Agent. Oracle vss writer is supported from r12.1 by oracle 11g support introduced. Similar to earlier Versions * Refer to Note provided below * Refer to Note provided below
Registry Writer X X X X X Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported This writer is backed up through System State. No need for the license of BAOF. N/A Supported by ARCserve Backup Base and Client Agent. Similar to earlier Versions * Refer to Note provided below * Refer to Note provided below
Removable Storage Manager Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Only need the license of BAOF to backup it. Supported by VSS Agent. Similar to earlier Versions Similar to earlier Versions * Refer to Note provided below * Refer to Note provided below
SPSearch VSS Writer X X X X X Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Only need the license of BAOF to backup it. N/A Supported by VSS Agent. Similar to earlier Versions * Refer to Note provided below * Refer to Note provided below
SqlServerWriter X X X X X Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Only need the license of BAOF to backup it. N/A Supported by VSS Agent. Similar to earlier Versions * Refer to Note provided below * Refer to Note provided below
System Writer X X X X X Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported This writer is backed up through System State. No need for the license of BAOF. N/A Supported by ARCserve Backup Base and Client Agent. Similar to earlier Versions * Refer to Note provided below * Refer to Note provided below
WINS Jet Writer Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Only need the license of BAOF to backup it. Supported by VSS Agent. Similar to earlier Versions Similar to earlier Versions * Refer to Note provided below * Refer to Note provided below
WMI Writer Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Only need the license of BAOF to backup it. Supported by VSS Agent. Similar to earlier Versions Similar to earlier Versions * Refer to Note provided below * Refer to Note provided below
Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) Writer
(Windows 2012)
x x x x x x x x x x Supported Only need the license of BAOF to backup it. N/A N/A N/A N/A Supported by VSS Agent.
* Refer to Note provided below
Windows Internal Database (WID) Writer
(Windows 2012)
x x x x x x x x x x Supported Only need the license of BAOF to backup it. N/A N/A N/A N/A Supported by VSS Agent.
* Refer to Note provided below
Pervasive SQL Writer (Support Pervasive SQL 11.3) x x x x x x x x x x Supported Only need the license of BAOF to backup it. N/A N/A N/A N/A * Refer to Note provided below

Legend:

  • X - Not supported
  • - supported

NOTE:

* The Manager Console cannot browse the VSS Writer under the following conditions:

  • The 30-day trial period for the Agent for Open Files expired and a license was not installed.
  • The Agent for Open Files license is expired.

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