VSS_COMPONENTINFO structure

The VSS_COMPONENTINFO structure contains information about a given component, and is returned to requesters by the IVssWMComponent interface.

Syntax


typedef struct VSS_COMPONENTINFO {
  VSS_COMPONENT_TYPE type;
  BSTR               bstrLogicalPath;
  BSTR               bstrComponentName;
  BSTR               bstrCaption;
  BYTE               *pbIcon;
  UINT               cbIcon;
  bool               bRestoreMetadata;
  bool               bNotifyOnBackupComplete;
  bool               bSelectable;
  bool               bSelectableForRestore;
  DWORD              dwComponentFlags;
  UINT               cFileCount;
  UINT               cDatabases;
  UINT               cLogFiles;
  UINT               cDependencies;
} VSS_COMPONENTINFO, *PVSSCOMPONENTINFO;

Members

type

Component type. See VSS_COMPONENT_TYPE.

bstrLogicalPath

A string containing the logical path of the component.

A logical path can be NULL.

There are no restrictions on the characters that can appear in a non-NULL logical path.

bstrComponentName

A string containing the name of the component. A component name string cannot be NULL.

bstrCaption

A string containing the description of the component. A caption string can be NULL.

pbIcon

Pointer to a buffer containing the binary data for a displayable icon representing the component. The buffer contents should use the same format as the standard icon (.ico) files. The size, in bytes, of the buffer is specified by cbIcon.

If the writer that created the component did not choose to specify an icon, pbIcon is NULL.

cbIcon

The size, in bytes, of the displayable icon (pbIcon) representing the component. If pbIcon is NULL, cbIcon should be zero.

bRestoreMetadata

Boolean that indicates whether there is private metadata associated with the restoration of the component. The Boolean is true if there is metadata and false if there is not.

A writer indicates whether a component supports private metadata by setting this value when a component is added with IVssCreateWriterMetadata::AddComponent. Writers later add restore metadata with IVssComponent::SetRestoreMetadata. Requesters retrieve the information using IVssComponent::GetRestoreMetadata.

bNotifyOnBackupComplete

Reserved for future use. The value of this parameter should always be set to false.

bSelectable

Boolean that indicates (for component mode operations) if the component is selectable for backup. The value of bSelectable helps determine whether a requester has the option of including or excluding a given component in backup operations. The Boolean is true if the component is selectable for backup and false if it is not.

There is no default value for a component's selectability for backup. A writer must always explicitly set the value when it adds the component to its Writer Metadata Document using IVssCreateWriterMetadata::AddComponent.

In addition, the value of bSelectable, the component's logical path, and the component's relationship to other components as expressed in that path determine when and how a component is included in a backup operation:

  • For a nonselectable for backup component (bSelectable is false) with no selectable for backup ancestors in the hierarchy of its logical path, inclusion in the backup set is always mandatory and always implicit.

    A requester explicitly adds the component to the backup set in the Backup Components Document with IVssBackupComponents::AddComponent.

  • For a selectable for backup component (bSelectable is true) with no selectable for backup ancestor in the hierarchy of its logical paths, inclusion in the backup set is always optional and always explicit.

    A requester explicitly adds the component to the backup set in the Backup Components Document with IVssBackupComponents::AddComponent.

    If such a component is included as an ancestor in the logical path of other components, both those that are selectable for backup and those that are not, it defines a component set containing these other components as subcomponents. If a selectable for backup component is explicitly included in a backup, these subcomponents are implicitly included in the backup.

  • For a nonselectable for backup component (bSelectable is false) that has a selectable for backup ancestor in the hierarchy of its logical paths (and are therefore part of a component set defined by that ancestor), inclusion in the backup set is always implicit and contingent on the inclusion of a selectable for backup ancestor.

    A requester never explicitly adds the component to the backup set in the Backup Components Document; instead, it adds the selectable for backup ancestor to the document using IVssBackupComponents::AddComponent.

  • For a selectable for backup component (bSelectable is true) that has a selectable for backup ancestor in the hierarchy of its logical paths (and is therefore part of a component set defined by that ancestor), inclusion in the backup set can be either optional and explicit, or if the component is not explicitly selected, its inclusion may be implicit and contingent on the inclusion of a selectable for backup ancestor.

    If the inclusion of the component is explicit, a requester explicitly adds the components to the backup set in the Backup Components Document with IVssBackupComponents::AddComponent.

    If the inclusion is implicit, a requester does not add these components to a backup set in the Backup Components Document.

    If the inclusion of the component is explicit and the component defines a component set, the members of that component set are implicitly selected.

    A writer sets a component's selectability for backup (bSelectable) when adding the component to the Writer Metadata Document by using IVssCreateWriterMetadata::AddComponent.

    See Working with Selectability and Logical Paths for more information.

bSelectableForRestore

Boolean that indicates (for component-mode operations) whether the component is selectable for restore. bSelectableForRestore allows the requester to determine whether this component can be individually selected for restore if it had earlier been implicitly included in the backup. The Boolean is true if the component is selectable for restore and false if it is not.

By default, a component's selectability for restore is false. A writer can override this default when it adds the component to its Writer Metadata Document using IVssCreateWriterMetadata::AddComponent.

If the component was explicitly added to the backup document, it can always be individually selected for restore, so this flag then has no meaning. If the component was implicitly added to the backup document, then the bSelectableForRestore flag determines whether the component can be individually restored using IVssBackupComponents::AddRestoreSubcomponent.

See Working with Selectability and Logical Paths for more information.

dwComponentFlags

A bit mask (or bitwise OR) of values of the VSS_COMPONENT_FLAGS enumeration, indicating the features this component supports.

Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP:  Before Windows Server 2003 with SP1, this member is reserved for system use.

cFileCount

If the component is a file group, the number of file descriptors for files in the group. Otherwise, this value is zero.

cDatabases

If the component is a database, the number of database file descriptors. Otherwise, this value is zero.

cLogFiles

If the component is a database, the number of database log file descriptors. Otherwise, the value of this parameter is zero.

cDependencies

The number of explicit writer-component dependencies of the current component. This value is incremented when IVssCreateWriterMetadata::AddComponentDependency is called by a writer.

Remarks

To obtain VSS_COMPONENTINFO object for a given component, a requester must first obtain the corresponding IVssWMComponent object through a call to IVssExamineWriterMetadata::GetComponent. A call to IVssWMComponent::GetComponentInfo then allocates and returns a VSS_COMPONENTINFO structure.

Because VSS_COMPONENTINFO is allocated and returned by IVssWMComponent::GetComponentInfo, a requester should not free a VSS_COMPONENTINFO object directly, but should use IVssWMComponent::FreeComponentInfo.

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)

See also

IVssExamineWriterMetadata
IVssWMComponent
IVssCreateWriterMetadata::AddComponent
IVssExamineWriterMetadata::GetComponent
IVssWMComponent::FreeComponentInfo
IVssWMComponent::GetComponentInfo
VSS_COMPONENT_TYPE

 

 

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