IVssBackupComponents::RevertToSnapshot method (vsbackup.h)

The RevertToSnapshot method reverts a volume to a previous shadow copy. Only shadow copies created with persistent contexts (VSS_CTX_APP_ROLLBACK, VSS_CTX_CLIENT_ACCESSIBLE, VSS_CTX_CLIENT_ACCESSIBLE_WRITERS, or VSS_CTX_NAS_ROLLBACK) are supported.

Note  This method is only supported on Windows Server operating systems.
 

Syntax

HRESULT RevertToSnapshot(
  VSS_ID SnapshotId,
  BOOL   bForceDismount
);

Parameters

SnapshotId

VSS_ID of the shadow copy to revert.

bForceDismount

If this parameter is TRUE, the volume will be dismounted and reverted even if the volume is in use.

Return value

This method can return one of these values.

Value Meaning
S_OK
The operation was successful.
E_ACCESSDENIED
The calling process has insufficient privileges.
E_FAIL
There is an internal error.
E_INVALIDARG
One of the parameters passed is not valid.
E_NOTIMPL
The provider for the volume does not support revert operations.
E_OUTOFMEMORY
The caller is out of memory or other system resources.
VSS_E_OBJECT_NOT_FOUND
The SnapshotId parameter is not a valid shadow copy.
VSS_E_PROVIDER_NOT_REGISTERED
The provider was not found.
VSS_E_REVERT_IN_PROGRESS
The volume already has a revert in process.
VSS_E_UNSUPPORTED_CONTEXT
Revert is only supported for persistent shadow copies.
VSS_E_VOLUME_IN_USE
The bForceDismount parameter was FALSE, and the volume could not be locked.
VSS_E_VOLUME_NOT_SUPPORTED
Revert is not supported on this volume.

Remarks

This operation cannot be canceled, or undone once completed. If the computer is rebooted during the revert operation, the revert process will continue when the system is restarted.

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client None supported
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003 with SP1 [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header vsbackup.h (include VsBackup.h, Vss.h, VsWriter.h)
Library VssApi.lib

See also

IVssBackupComponents

IVssBackupComponents::QueryRevertStatus