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SQL Anywhere 11.0.1 » SQL Anywhere Server - Database Administration » Starting and Connecting to Your Database » The database server » Database server options


-vss server option

Enables and disables the Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS).

{ dbsrv11 | dbeng11 } -vss { + | - } ...
Applies to

32-bit Microsoft Windows XP and 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Microsoft Windows 2003 and later operating systems.


By default, all SQL Anywhere databases can use the VSS service for backups if the SQL Anywhere VSS writer (dbvss11.exe) is running. You can use VSS without the SQL Anywhere VSS writer to back up databases. However, you might need to use the full SQL Anywhere recovery procedures to restore those databases. To prevent a database server from participating in the VSS service, include -vss- when starting the database server.

See also

The following command starts the mydatabase.db database and instructs the database server not to participate in VSS operations even if the (dbvss11.exe) writer is running:

dbsrv11 -vss- mydatabase.db