CeMountDBVol (RAPI)

Windows Mobile 6.5
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4/8/2010

This function issues a mount request on a remote Windows Embedded CE–based device.for a database volume that contains both data and an integrity log. The function fills a buffer with a CEGUID that is the globally unique identifier (GUID) of the mounted database volume.


BOOL CeMountDBVol( 
  PCEGUID pceguid, 
  LPWSTR lpszDBVol,
  DWORD dwFlags 
);

pceguid

[out] Pointer to a CEGUID that is set to the GUID of the mounted database volume.

lpszDBVol

[in] Pointer to the null-terminated string that contains the file name of the database volume to be mounted. The path is limited to MAX_PATH characters and includes the NULL character.

dwFlags

[in] Specifies how the database volume is opened. It is one of the following flags.

Values Description

CREATE_NEW

Creates a new database volume. The function fails if the specified database volume already exists.

CREATE_ALWAYS

Creates a new database volume. The function overwrites the database volume if it exists.

OPEN_EXISTING

Opens the database volume. The function fails if the database volume does not exist.

OPEN_ALWAYS

Opens the database volume, if it exists. If the database volume does not exist, the function creates the database volume as if CREATE_NEW was specified.

TRUNCATE_EXISTING

Opens the database volume. Once opened, the database volume is truncated so that its size is zero bytes. The function fails if the database volume does not exist.

Nonzero indicates success. Zero indicates failure. To get extended error information, call CeGetLastError and CeRapiGetError. Possible values for CeGetLastError include the following:

ERROR_DISK_FULL

The mounted volume does not have space to create the new database.

ERROR_INVALID_NAME

The lpszDBVol parameter contained an empty path.

ERROR_PATH_NOT_FOUND

The lpszDBVol parameter contained an invalid path.

ERROR_INVALID_PARAMETER

A parameter was invalid.

ERROR_NOT_ENOUGH_MEMORY

There was not enough memory available to create volume.

If the database volume already exists before the function call and dwFlags is CREATE_ALWAYS or OPEN_ALWAYS, CeGetLastError returns ERROR_ALREADY_EXISTS, even though the function has succeeded.

The CeMountDBVol function creates a database volume that contains both data and an integrity log. The function can accept any path including Uniform Naming Convention (UNC) names for files on a LAN.

A single database volume can be mounted more than once by a different application. Each time the volume is mounted, a reference count is incremented. A mounted database volume does not unmount until all applications that mounted the volume call CeUnmountDBVol. CeUnmountDBVol must be called to free up system resources.

All data written to a mounted database volume is cached until one of the following occurs:

  • It is explicitly flushed.
  • It is flushed by the OS because of a low-memory condition.
  • It is unmounted.

CeMountDBVol is not supported for emulated storage cards created for the Device Emulator through folder sharing.

Headerrapi.h
Libraryrapi.lib
Windows Embedded CEWindows CE 3.0 and later
Windows MobilePocket PC 2000 and later, Smartphone 2002 and later

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