The IVssCreateWriterMetadata interface is a C++ (not COM) interface containing methods to construct the Writer Metadata Document in response to an Identify event. It is used only in the CVssWriter::OnIdentify method.
The addition and specification of components by a writer is managed through this interface.
After it is constructed, the Writer Metadata Document is a read-only object that requesters query for information about a writer and its components.
IVssCreateWriterMetadata defines the following methods.
|AddAlternateLocationMapping||Creates an alternate location mapping.|
|AddComponent||Adds a database or file group as a component to be backed up.|
|AddComponentDependency||Indicates that a component participates in a backup or restore only if specified components managed by other writers also participate.|
|AddDatabaseFiles||Indicates the physical files that are associated with a database to be backed up, as well as their location.|
|AddDatabaseLogFiles||Indicates the log files that are associated with a database to be backed up, as well as their location.|
|AddExcludeFiles||Specifies the files that will be excluded from the backup.|
|AddFilesToFileGroup||Adds the specified file or files to the specified file group.|
|AddIncludeFiles||Reserved for system use.|
|GetDocument||Reserved for system use.|
|SaveAsXML||Saves a text string containing the Writer Metadata Document.|
|SetBackupSchema||Sets the backup schema (how a backup is to be executed) to be used when processing a writer's files.|
|SetRestoreMethod||Indicates how writer data is to be restored.|
The IVssCreateWriterMetadata class has these methods.
|IVssCreateWriterMetadata::AddAlternateLocationMapping||The AddAlternateLocationMapping method creates an alternate location mapping for a file set.|
|IVssCreateWriterMetadata::AddComponent||The AddComponent method adds a database or file group as a component to be backed up.|
|IVssCreateWriterMetadata::AddComponentDependency||The AddComponentDependency method allows a writer to indicate that a component it manages has an explicit writer-component dependency; that is, another component in another writer must be backed up and restored with it.|
|IVssCreateWriterMetadata::AddDatabaseFiles||The AddDatabaseFiles method indicates the file set (the specified file or files) that make up the database component to be backed up.|
|IVssCreateWriterMetadata::AddDatabaseLogFiles||The AddDatabaseLogFiles method indicates the log files that are associated with a database to be backed up, as well as their location.|
|IVssCreateWriterMetadata::AddExcludeFiles||The AddExcludeFiles method is used to explicitly exclude a file set (a specified file or files) that might otherwise be implicitly included when a component of the current writer is backed up.|
|IVssCreateWriterMetadata::AddFilesToFileGroup||The AddFilesToFileGroup method adds a file set (a specified file or files) to a specified file group component.|
|IVssCreateWriterMetadata::SaveAsXML||The SaveAsXML method saves the Writer Metadata Document that contains a writer's state information to a specified string.|
|IVssCreateWriterMetadata::SetBackupSchema||The SetBackupSchema method is used by a writer to indicate in its Writer Metadata Document the types of backup operations it can participate in.|
|IVssCreateWriterMetadata::SetRestoreMethod||The SetRestoreMethod method indicates how the writer's data is to be restored.|
|Windows version||Windows XP [desktop apps only] Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]|
|Header||vswriter.h (include Vss.h, VsWriter.h)|