IVssCreateWriterMetadata::SetBackupSchema method (vswriter.h)

The SetBackupSchema method is used by a writer to indicate in its Writer Metadata Document the types of backup operations it can participate in.

Syntax

HRESULT SetBackupSchema(
  [in] DWORD dwSchemaMask
);

Parameters

[in] dwSchemaMask

The types of backup operations this writer supports expressed as a bitmask of VSS_BACKUP_SCHEMA enumeration values.

For express writers, only the VSS_BS_UNDEFINED, VSS_BS_COPY, and VSS_BS_INDEPENDENT_SYSTEM_STATE values are supported.

Return value

The following are the valid return codes for this method.

Value Meaning
S_OK
0x00000000L
Successfully set the failure message.
E_INVALIDARG
0x80070057L
The backup schema argument is not valid.
E_OUTOFMEMORY
0x8007000EL
The caller is out of memory or other system resources.
VSS_E_INVALID_XML_DOCUMENT
0x80042311L
The XML document is not valid. Check the event log for details. For more information, see Event and Error Handling Under VSS.
VSS_E_NOT_SUPPORTED
0x8004232FL
The caller specified a VSS_BACKUP_SCHEMA value that is not supported for express writers.

Remarks

If no schema is explicitly set by SetBackupSchema, the writer will be assigned the default value of VSS_BS_UNDEFINED: the writer supports only simple full backup and restoration of entire files (as defined by VSS_BT_FULL), there is no support for incremental or differential backups, and partial files are not supported.

Requesters call IVssExamineWriterMetadata::GetBackupSchema to retrieve a writer's backup schemas as set by SetBackupSchema.

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows Vista [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header vswriter.h (include Vss.h, VsWriter.h)
Library VssApi.lib

See also

IVssCreateWriterMetadata

IVssExamineWriterMetadata::GetBackupSchema

VSS_BACKUP_SCHEMA