Calsoft was engaged with the client to develop a VMware vSphere Custom Backup with Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy (VSS) for Application Consistent Snapshots.
The engagement primarily involved:
Overcoming performance issues of VMware vSphere for application consistent snapshots during creation, deletion and using snapshots as backups.
Creating application consistent hot backups of a VM using VSS and bypassing the VMware snapshotting mechanism
Performing health checks for various VSS components, Windows services and status of client VSS Hardware Provider