Best practices for using the Symantec Volume
Following are recommended best practices for using
AOFO and the Symantec Volume Snapshot Provider (VSP):
Ideally, allow AOFO exclusive use of a disk. This
disk should not have any user data, should never be backed up, and
should have the AOFO cache file location directed to it.
Make sure there is sufficient space on the disk to
encompass all of the changed data. Changed data can include user
files, system files, and the NTFS Master File Table (MFT).
Exclude the cache file from real-time virus
scanning software. Do not run regular scans or disk utilities such
as scan disk or defragmenters during backups with AOFO.
To prevent the VSP cache file from excessively
large growth on a disk during a backup operation, avoid the
Processes that write excessive data to the
Operations that copy large amounts of data to the
Create backup-to-disk folders on a different
physical disk than the disk you want to back up. For example, if
AOFO is used to snap volumes during a backup, and if the
destination device is a backup-to-disk folder, the backup-to-disk
folder should be on a separate volume that is not being