Browsing remote computers for installed snapshot providers

You can view the snapshot providers that are installed on a remote computer before you run an offhost backup for selected resources.

The Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Services (VSS) hardware or software provider that you select when creating an offhost backup must also be installed on the remote computer that you want to back up. If the snapshot provider is not installed on the remote computer, the snapshots of the volumes cannot be imported to the media server.

To browse remote computers for installed snapshot providers

  1. On the navigation bar, click the arrow next to Backup.

  2. Click New Backup Job.

  3. In the Properties pane, under Source, click Selections.

  4. In the backup selections pane, do the following in the order listed:

    • Right-click the remote computer that contains the volumes you want to back up.

    • Click List Snapshot Providers.

  5. View the list of the available snapshot providers on the remote computer.

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