VSS_RESTORE_TYPE enumeration (vss.h)

The VSS_RESTORE_TYPE enumeration is used by a requester to indicate the type of restore operation it is about to perform.

Syntax

typedef enum _VSS_RESTORE_TYPE {
  VSS_RTYPE_UNDEFINED,
  VSS_RTYPE_BY_COPY,
  VSS_RTYPE_IMPORT,
  VSS_RTYPE_OTHER
} VSS_RESTORE_TYPE, *PVSS_RESTORE_TYPE;

Constants

Name Description
VSS_RTYPE_UNDEFINED No restore type is defined.
This is the default restore type. However, writers should treat this restore type as if it were VSS_RTYPE_BY_COPY.

This indicates an error on the part of the requester.
VSS_RTYPE_BY_COPY A requester restores backed-up data to the original volume from a backup
medium.
VSS_RTYPE_IMPORT A requester does not copy data from a backup medium, but imports a transportable shadow copy and uses this
imported volume for operations such as data mining.


Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition and Windows Server 2003, Web Edition:  This value is not supported. All editions of Windows Server 2003 with SP1 support this value.
VSS_RTYPE_OTHER A restore type not currently enumerated. This value indicates an application error.

Remarks

A requester can optionally set the type of a restore operation using IVssBackupComponents::SetRestoreState.

A writer can retrieve the type of a restore operation by calling CVssWriter::GetRestoreType.

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows Vista [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]
Header vss.h

See also

CVssWriter::GetRestoreType

IVssBackupComponents::SetRestoreState