IVssDifferentialSoftwareSnapshotMgmt3::SetVolumeProtectLevel method (vsmgmt.h)

Sets the shadow copy protection level for an original volume or a shadow copy storage area volume.

Syntax

HRESULT SetVolumeProtectLevel(
  [in] VSS_PWSZ             pwszVolumeName,
  [in] VSS_PROTECTION_LEVEL protectionLevel
);

Parameters

[in] pwszVolumeName

The name of the volume. This parameter is required and cannot be NULL.

The name must be in one of the following formats and must include a trailing backslash (\):

  • The path of a mounted folder, for example, Y:\MountX\
  • A drive letter, for example, D:\
  • A volume GUID path in the form \\?\Volume{GUID}\ (where GUID identifies the volume)

[in] protectionLevel

A value from the VSS_PROTECTION_LEVEL enumeration that specifies the shadow copy protection level.

Return value

The following are the valid return codes for this method.

Value Meaning
S_OK
The shadow copy protection level was set successfully.
E_ACCESSDENIED
0x80070005L
The caller is not an administrator.
E_INVALIDARG
0x80070057L
One of the parameter values is not valid.
E_NOTIMPL
0x80000001L
The provider for the volume does not support shadow copy protection.
VSS_E_PROVIDER_VETO
0x80042306L
An expected provider error has occurred. The error code is logged in the event log. For more information, see Event and Error Handling Under VSS.
VSS_E_OBJECT_NOT_FOUND
0x80042308L
The specified volume was not found.

Remarks

The SetVolumeProtectLevel method checks the current shadow copy protection level of the volume. If the volume is in a faulted state and VSS_PROTECTION_LEVEL_ORIGINAL_VOLUME is specified for the protectionLevel parameter, SetVolumeProtectLevel dismounts the volume before setting the protection level.

If the current protection level of the volume is the same as the value of the protectionLevel parameter, SetVolumeProtectLevel does nothing.

If the value of the protectionLevel parameter is VSS_PROTECTION_LEVEL_SNAPSHOT, requesters must set shadow copy storage area (diff area) associations using the IVssDifferentialSoftwareSnapshotMgmt::AddDiffArea method.

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client None supported
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2008 [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header vsmgmt.h

See also

IVssDifferentialSoftwareSnapshotMgmt3

IVssDifferentialSoftwareSnapshotMgmt3::GetVolumeProtectLevel