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IVssBackupComponents::SetPreviousBackupStamp method

The SetPreviousBackupStamp method sets the backup stamp of an earlier backup operation, upon which a differential or incremental backup operation will be based.

The method can be called only during a backup operation.

Syntax


HRESULT SetPreviousBackupStamp(
  [in]  VSS_ID writerId,
  [in]  VSS_COMPONENT_TYPE componentType,
  [in]  LPCWSTR wszLogicalPath,
  [in]  LPCWSTR wszComponentName,
  [in]  LPCWSTR wszPreviousBackupStamp
);

Parameters

writerId [in]

Writer identifier.

componentType [in]

Type of the component. See VSS_COMPONENT_TYPE for the possible values.

wszLogicalPath [in]

Null-terminated wide character string containing the logical path of the component. For more information, see Logical Pathing of Components.

The value of the string containing the logical path used here should be the same as was used when the component was added to the backup set using IVssBackupComponents::AddComponent.

The logical path can be NULL.

wszComponentName [in]

Null-terminated wide character string containing the name of the component.

The string cannot be NULL and should contain the same component name as was used when the component was added to the backup set using IVssBackupComponents::AddComponent.

wszPreviousBackupStamp [in]

The backup stamp to be set.

Return value

The following are the valid return codes for this method.

ValueMeaning
S_OK

Successfully set the previous backup time stamp.

E_INVALIDARG

One of the parameter values is not valid.

E_OUTOFMEMORY

The caller is out of memory or other system resources.

VSS_E_BAD_STATE

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.

VSS_E_OBJECT_NOT_FOUND

The backup component does not exist.

VSS_E_INVALID_XML_DOCUMENT

The XML document is not valid. Check the event log for details. For more information, see Event and Error Handling Under VSS.

VSS_E_UNEXPECTED

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.

 

Remarks

This method should be called before IVssBackupComponents::PrepareForBackup.

Only requesters can call this method.

The backup stamp set by SetPreviousBackupStamp applies to all files in the component and any nonselectable subcomponents it has.

Requesters merely store the backup stamps in the Backup Components Document. They cannot make direct use of the backup stamps, do not know their format, and do not know how to generate them.

Therefore, the value set with SetPreviousBackupStamp should either be retrieved from the stored Backup Components Document of an earlier backup operation (using IVssComponent::GetBackupStamp for the correct component), or from information stored by the requester into its own internal records.

A writer will then obtain this value (using IVssComponent::GetPreviousBackupStamp) and using it will be able to mark the appropriate files for participation in an incremental or differential backup.

Requirements

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, or VsWriter.h)

Library

VssApi.lib

See also

IVssBackupComponents
IVssBackupComponents::PreRestore

 

 

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