Two applications we use have been crashing whenever an hourly backup kicks off on our file server. The server is running Windows 2000, and lacks the volume shadow copy service.
Sounds to me like a good reason to get rid of the server and upgrade to a current OS, but I keep seeing conflicting information about VSS and Windows 2000. I can see it was introduced in Server 2003, but I have yet to find a Microsoft article to back up my assertions that there is no workaround to this problem.
Is there any way to install VSS, or any way to avoid file locks while backing up a Windows 2000 machine? (I hope the answer is 'no'.)