VSS full form - Volume Shadow Copy Service. It provides volume shadow copies that are used to create backup copies or snapshots of computer files.
A volume shadow copy or snapshot of a disk, which can be used to restore an older version of a file when it has been accidentally modified or deleted.
Microsoft developed VSS technology for use with Windows XP and later. A basic understanding of how snapshots work can come in handy when troubleshooting problems with backups.
This service runs in background and takes snapshots (or backup copies) of your computer's volumes when they are requested or at a scheduled time.
So, if any problem happens to your volume, you can restore it from a snapshot. To do so, right-click on Computer icon in your Desktop screen or Start menu and select Properties.
Using VSS, you can make copies of volumes or file system volumes and you can also schedule these copies to be made automatically at regular time intervals.
The first version of VSS was released in 2002. It runs on different operating systems such as Windows 2000, XP, 2003 and Server 2008.
It helps to protect critical data from corruption or loss caused by hardware failure. The best thing about VSS is that backup.
This technology has been designed with a simple user interface so that even inexperienced people can easily get familiar with it.
It was concluded that Volume Shadow Copy Service stands for Volume Snapshot Service. It’s a technology developed by Microsoft included in MS Windows that can create backup copies.