As you implement VSS or Vista restore points, keep these five tips in mind; you'll be doing a service to yourself as well as to your users.
- Before you enable VSS restore points, decide where you're going to store the shadow copies. Remember that you can't move them later.
- Enabling VSS on the system or boot volume is a bad idea. Because OS files are modified frequently, VSS-enabling the boot volume is likely to generate an excessive number of shadow copies.
- The optimal cluster size for VSS is 16KB.
- Storing the shadow copy cache on a physical disk separate from the source volume enhances performance and provides fault tolerance.
- Neither VSS nor restore points are a replacement for a complete backup solution.