Today Microsoft released the brand new StorSimple Snapshot Manager for the new 8000 series. StorSimple Snapshot Manager is a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in that simplifies data protection and backup management in a Microsoft Azure StorSimple environment. You can use the console to configure backup schedules and retention policies, generate on-demand backups, and clone or restore volumes. StorSimple Snapshot Manager takes backups in the form of incremental snapshots, and uses the Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) to ensure that data is backed up and restored in an application-consistent manner.


The software is supported on systems running Windows Server 2008 R2 and higher, and requires you to have a StorSimple 8000 series storage array to be managed.

You can download the MMC from this location.

User documentation can be found on MSDN, here.

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