- back-end level applications
Indicates the point at which a writer is notified of a freeze by VSS. Writers that are initialized as back-end level applications are notified after writers initialized as front-end level applications and prior to those initialized as system-level applications. See also application level, front-end level applications, system-level applications, writer.
- BackupComplete event
A VSS event indicating that a VSS backup has completed. This event should be followed by a BackupShutdown event under normal operation. See also BackupShutdown event.
- Backup Components Document
An XML document created by a requester (using the IVssBackupComponents interface) in the course of setting up a restore or backup operation. The Backup Components Document contains a list of those explicitly included components, from one or more writers, participating in a backup or restore operation. It does not contain implicitly included component information. In contrast, a Writer Metadata Document contains only writer components that may participate in a backup.
- backup set
Those files to be backed up. It includes files selected by inclusion in a component, those indicated by writer-level include statements, less those files that have been explicitly included.
- BackupShutdown event
A VSS event indicating that a compliant backup application has shut down. Normally, this is preceded by a BackupComplete event. However, if a backup terminates unexpectedly, this event can be generated without a preceding BackupComplete event. See also BackupComplete event.
- backup stamp
A string containing information as to when a backup took place. VSS places no restriction on the format of this string, except that it be intelligible to all the writer instances of a given class. It may contain time and date information, logical sequence numbers, or any other information that will allow a writer of the same class to determine when the last backup has take place.