Creating a VSS Requestor for Use with SharePoint Foundation

Last modified: November 03, 2009

Applies to: SharePoint Foundation 2010

The procedure to write a requestor for backing up and restoring SharePoint Foundation by using Windows Volume Copy Shadow Service (VSS) is the same as that for writing a Requestor for any other Windows–based application such as Microsoft SQL Server or Microsoft Exchange Server. Developers of backup applications should follow the procedures outlined in the Volume Shadow Copy Service Overview and Volume Shadow Copy API Reference to build applications that can properly back up and restore SharePoint Foundation data.