IRecordSequence.WriteRestartArea Method (IList<ArraySegment<Byte>>, SequenceNumber)
When overridden in a derived class, writes a restart area to the IRecordSequence and updates the base sequence number.
Assembly: System.IO.Log (in System.IO.Log.dll)
SequenceNumber WriteRestartArea( IList<ArraySegment<byte>> data, SequenceNumber newBaseSequenceNumber )
- Type: System.Collections.Generic.IList<ArraySegment<Byte>>
A list of byte array segments that will be concatenated and appended as the record.
- Type: System.IO.Log.SequenceNumber
The new base sequence number. The specified sequence number must be greater than or equal to the current base sequence number.
Return ValueType: System.IO.Log.SequenceNumber
The sequence number of the written restart area.
One or more of the arguments is invalid.
An I/O error occurred while writing the restart area.
The record sequence could not make enough free space to contain the new restart area.
The method was called after the sequence has been disposed of.
A restart area is used to temporarily store information containing a client's last checkpoint operation. When a recovery is necessary, you can parse the restart area to retrieve all the data from the last checkpoint operation. This data initializes the transaction table, dirty pages table, and open file table so they can be used in the recovery process. A restart area can be read using the ReadRestartAreas method.
When a restart area is written, the data in the byte array segments are concatenated into a single byte array for appending as the record. No provision is made for splitting data back into array segments when the restart area is read.
When this method successfully completes, the base sequence number has been updated. All log records with sequence numbers less than the new base sequence number are inaccessible.