IVssBackupComponents::InitializeForBackup method

The InitializeForBackup method initializes the backup components metadata in preparation for backup.

Syntax

HRESULT InitializeForBackup(
  BSTR bstrXML
);

Parameters

bstrXML

Optional. During imports of transported shadow copies, this parameter must be the original document generated when creating the saved shadow copy and saved using IVssBackupComponents::SaveAsXML.

Return Value

The following are the valid return codes for this method.

Value Meaning
S_OK
Successfully initialized the specified document for backup.
E_ACCESSDENIED
The caller does not have sufficient backup privileges or is not an administrator.
E_OUTOFMEMORY
The caller is out of memory or other system resources.
VSS_E_BAD_STATE
The backup components object is not initialized, this method has been called during a restore operation, or this method has not been called within the correct sequence.
VSS_E_INVALID_XML_DOCUMENT
The XML document is not valid. Check the event log for details. For more information, see Event and Error Handling Under VSS.
VSS_E_UNEXPECTED
Unexpected error. The error code is logged in the error log file. For more information, see Event and Error Handling Under VSS.

Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP:  This value is not supported until Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. E_UNEXPECTED is used instead.

Remarks

The XML document supplied to this method initializes the IVssBackupComponents object with metadata previously stored by a call to IVssBackupComponents::SaveAsXML. Users should not tamper with this metadata document.

For more information on how to use InitializeForBackup with transportable shadow copies, see Importing Transportable Shadow Copied Volumes.

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows XP [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header vsbackup.h (include VsBackup.h, Vss.h, VsWriter.h)
Library VssApi.lib

See Also

IVssBackupComponents

IVssBackupComponents::SaveAsXML