The StartSnapshotSet method creates a new, empty shadow copy set.
HRESULT StartSnapshotSet( VSS_ID *pSnapshotSetId );
The address of a caller-allocated variable that receives the shadow copy set identifier.
The following are the valid return codes for this method.
||Successfully started the shadow copy set.|
||One of the parameter values is not valid.|
||The caller is out of memory or other system resources.|
||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.|
||The creation of a shadow copy is in progress, and only one shadow copy creation operation can be in progress at one time. Either wait to try again or return with a failure error code.|
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.
This method must be called before IVssBackupComponents::PrepareForBackup during backup operations.
|Minimum supported client||Windows XP [desktop apps only]|
|Minimum supported server||Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]|
|Header||vsbackup.h (include VsBackup.h, Vss.h, VsWriter.h)|