How to: Create a VSS requestor for use with SharePoint 2013

Summary:  Learn about how to create a requestor for use with the Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) writer for Microsoft SharePoint 2013.

Last modified: May 13, 2013

Applies to: SharePoint Foundation 2013 | SharePoint Online

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Writing a requestor
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The process of writing a requestor for backing up and restoring SharePoint Foundation by using 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.