Backup and Restore APIs for Independent Software Vendors
This topic is relevant for independent software vendors (ISVs).
If you use a third-party backup solution and are interested in how it integrates with Microsoft SQL Server, contact your backup solution vendor.
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 is supported by a large number of third-party backup solutions. SQL Server provides application programming interfaces that enable an ISV to integrate SQL Server into its products. These APIs provide maximum reliability and performance, and support the full range of SQL Server backup and restore functionality.
For information about how to access the samples and associated documentation, see SQL Server 2005 Virtual Backup Device Interface (VDI) Specification, at the Microsoft Downloads Center.