ExportNtmsDatabase function (ntmsapi.h)

[Removable Storage Manager is no longer available as of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.]

The ExportNtmsDatabase function creates a consistent set of database files in the RSM database directory.

Syntax

DWORD ExportNtmsDatabase(
  HANDLE hSession
);

Parameters

hSession

Handle to the session returned by the OpenNtmsSession function.

Return value

This function returns one of the following values.

Value Meaning
ERROR_ACCESS_DENIED
Access to one or more RSM objects is denied.
ERROR_DATABASE_FAILURE
The database query or update failed.
ERROR_INVALID_HANDLE
The value specified in the hSession parameter is not valid.
ERROR_NOT_CONNECTED
Unable to connect to the RSM service.
ERROR_SHARING_VIOLATION
One of the files that the function must write to is open.
ERROR_SUCCESS
The function was successful.

Remarks

The ExportNtmsDatabase function is used by backup applications to create a copy of the RSM database. Any existing files in the Export directory are overwritten by this function.

The default location of the database is%SystemRoot%\System32\NtmsData, but this can be set by defining a registry value:

HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\NTMS\NtmsData

This function creates a subdirectory called Export and places the consistent files there.

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows XP [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header ntmsapi.h
Library Ntmsapi.lib
DLL Ntmsapi.dll

See also

Database Backup and Recovery Functions

ImportNtmsDatabase