What's New in VSS in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista SP1

Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 (SP1) introduce the following changes to the Volume Shadow Copy Service.

Note  All changes for Windows Vista apply to Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista with SP1. For details on those changes, see What's New in VSS in Windows Vista.

New VSS Interfaces

IVssDifferentialSoftwareSnapshotMgmt3
IVssHardwareSnapshotProviderEx

New VSS Enumerations

_VSS_HARDWARE_OPTIONS
VSS_PROTECTION_FAULT
VSS_PROTECTION_LEVEL

New VSS Structures

VSS_VOLUME_PROTECTION_INFO

Existing VSS Enumeration Modifications

VSS_BACKUP_SCHEMA enumeration

Added value:

VSS_BS_WRITER_SUPPORTS_PARALLEL_RESTORES

_VSS_VOLUME_SNAPSHOT_ATTRIBUTES enumeration

Added values:

VSS_VOLSNAP_ATTR_DELAYED_POSTSNAPSHOT

VSS_VOLSNAP_ATTR_TXF_RECOVERY

Existing VSS Interface Modifications

IVssBackupComponentsEx2 interface

Added method:

BreakSnapshotSetEx

New VSS Writers

Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista with SP1 introduce the following VSS writers:

  • IIS Configuration Writer
  • IIS Metabase Writer
  • NPS VSS Writer
  • Remote Desktop Services (Terminal Services) Gateway VSS Writer
  • Remote Desktop Services (Terminal Services) Licensing VSS Writer

These writers are documented in In-Box VSS Writers.

 

 

Community Additions

ADD
Show:
© 2014 Microsoft