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JetGetAttachInfoInstance Function

Windows

Last modified: January 09, 2012

Applies to: Windows | Windows Server

The JetGetAttachInfoInstance function is used during a backup initiated by JetBeginExternalBackupInstance to query an instance for the names of database files that should become part of the backup file set. Only databases that are currently attached to the instance using JetAttachDatabase will be considered. These files may subsequently be opened using JetOpenFileInstance and read using JetReadFileInstance.

Windows XP:   JetGetAttachInfoInstance is introduced in Windows XP.

JET_ERR JET_API JetGetAttachInfoInstance(
  __in          JET_INSTANCE instance,
  __out_opt     tchar* szz,
  __in          unsigned long cbMax,
  __out_opt     unsigned long* pcbActual
);

Parameters

instance

The instance to use for this call.

For Windows 2000, the API variant that accepts this parameter is not available because only one instance is supported. The use of this one global instance is implied in this case.

For Windows XP and later releases, the API variant that does not accept this parameter may only be called when the engine is in legacy mode (Windows 2000 compatibility mode) where only one instance is supported. Otherwise, the operation will fail with JET_errRunningInMultiInstanceMode.

szz

The output buffer that receives the list of null terminated strings describing the set of database files that should be a part of the backup file set. The list of strings returned in this buffer is in the same format as a multi-string used by the registry. Each null-terminated string is returned in sequence followed by a final null terminator.

cbMax

The maximum size in bytes of the output buffer.

pcbActual

Pointer to the output buffer that receives the actual amount of string data.

Return Value

This function returns the JET_ERR datatype with one of the following return codes. For more information about the possible ESE errors, see Extensible Storage Engine Errors and Error Handling Parameters.

Return code

Description

JET_errSuccess

The operation completed successfully.

JET_errBackupAbortByServer

The operation failed because the current external backup has been aborted by a call to JetStopBackupInstance. This error will only be returned by Windows XP and later releases.

JET_errClientRequestToStopJetService

It is not possible to complete the operation because all activity on the instance associated with the session has ceased as a result of a call to JetStopServiceInstance.

JET_errInstanceUnavailable

It is not possible to complete the operation because the instance associated with the session has encountered a fatal error that requires that access to all data be revoked to protect the integrity of that data. This error will only be returned by Windows XP and later releases.

JET_errInvalidBackupSequence

The backup operation failed because it was called out of sequence. JetGetAttachInfoInstance will return this error if the current backup is not a full backup.

JET_errInvalidParameter

One of the parameters provided contained an unexpected value or contained a value that did not make sense when combined with the value of another parameter. This can happen for JetGetAttachInfoInstance when the specified instance handle is invalid (Windows XP and later releases).

JET_errNoBackup

The operation failed because no external backup is in progress.

JET_errNotInitialized

It is not possible to complete the operation because the instance associated with the session has not been initialized yet.

JET_errRestoreInProgress

It is not possible to complete the operation because a restore operation is in progress on the instance associated with the session.

JET_errRunningInMultiInstanceMode

The operation failed because an attempt was made to use the engine in legacy mode (Windows 2000 compatibility mode) where only one instance is supported when in fact multiple instances already exist.

JET_errTermInProgress

It is not possible to complete the operation because the instance associated with the session is being shut down.

On success, the requested information on the set of database files that should be part of the backup file set will be placed in the output buffers where provided.

On failure, the state of the output buffers is undefined. The failure will result in the cancellation of the entire backup process for the instance.

Remarks

It is important to note that this API does not return an error or warning if the output buffer is too small to accept the full list of files that should be part of the backup file set. The application should always provide a buffer to receive the actual size of this list and use that information to determine if the list was truncated.

Requirements

Client

Requires Windows Vista or Windows XP.

Server

Requires Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2003.

Header

Declared in Esent.h.

Library

Use ESENT.lib.

DLL

Requires ESENT.dll.

Unicode

Implemented as JetGetAttachInfoInstanceW (Unicode) and JetGetAttachInfoInstanceA (ANSI).

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