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Cannot start the VSC

Post by QuestionUser » Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:47 pm

Hello!

Using windows 10, I cannot start the Volume Shadow Copy Requester. Why?

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Re: Cannot start the VSC

Post by cobian » Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:51 pm

Hello!

As default, Windows 10 comes with .NET 4.0 installed and activated. The VSC requester uses .NET 3.5.

.NET 3.5 comes with Windows 10, but it's not turned on as default. To turn it on you need to start the Control panel/Programs and click on "Turn Windows features on or off.

There you can select .NET Framework 3.5 to turn it on.

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Re: Cannot start the VSC

Post by Danig » Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:35 am

As a user of Windows 10, I get the same error about CB's Volume Shadow Copy requester.

Switching Windows' .NET 4.0 to .NET 3.5 as suggested may solve the problem but, is it really worth it? I mean, there must be a reason why Microsoft launched version 4.0 after version 3.5...

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Re: Cannot start the VSC

Post by cobian » Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:56 pm

No major version of the .NET plattform is backwards compatible. Programs that are written from version 2 won't run on version 3 or version 4. Every time a new .NET major version is out you can

a) Recompile the program to target that version (which if often cumbersome or not practical)
b) Install the older version and run the program as always.

New versions of .NET contain always new classes and functionality, but you seldom get some advantage by recompiling the program to target the new version.
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Re: Cannot start the VSC

Post by LuKe » Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:17 pm

But it isn't possible to use Windows Volume Shadow Copy instead of Cobian VSS?

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Re: Cannot start the VSC

Post by cobian » Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:52 pm

The program is using Windows own Volume Shadow Copy. The requester is just instructing Windows to create a new fresh copy at the moment of the backup.
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Re: Cannot start the VSC

Post by LuKe » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:38 am

cobian wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:52 pm
The program is using Windows own Volume Shadow Copy. The requester is just instructing Windows to create a new fresh copy at the moment of the backup.
Thanks for clarifying, but the cobian vsc service must be installed, right? can't use just Windows 10 Volume shadow copy service (VSS) without installing cobian's one? So I can skip the .net 3.5 install since I think it's required for cobian backup volume SC

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Re: Cannot start the VSC

Post by cobian » Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:47 pm

You need a requester to initiate the copy.
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