ImportSnapshots Method

IVssBackupComponents::ImportSnapshots method

The ImportSnapshots method imports shadow copies transported from a different machine.

Note  This method is supported only on Windows Server operating systems.
 

Syntax


HRESULT ImportSnapshots(
  [out] IVssAsync **ppAsync
);

Parameters

ppAsync [out]

Doubly indirect pointer to an IVssAsync object containing the imported shadow copy status data.

Return value

The following are the valid return codes for this method.

ValueMeaning
S_OK

Successfully returned a pointer to an instance of the IVssAsync interface. Refer to the reference page for IVssAsync::QueryStatus for the error codes returned in the pHrResult parameter.

E_ACCESSDENIED

The caller does not have sufficient backup privileges or is not an administrator.

E_INVALIDARG

The ppAsync parameter does not point to a valid pointer; that is, it is NULL.

E_OUTOFMEMORY

The caller is out of memory or other system resources.

VSS_E_BAD_STATE

The backup components object is not initialized, this method has been called during a restore operation, or this method has not been called from within the correct sequence.

VSS_E_UNEXPECTED

Unexpected error. The error code is logged in the error log file. For more information, see Event and Error Handling Under VSS.

Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, and Windows XP:  This value is not supported until Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. E_UNEXPECTED is used instead.

 

Remarks

Only one shadow copy can be imported at a time.

The requester is responsible for serializing the import shadow copy operation.

The caller is responsible for releasing the IVssAsync interface.

For more information on importing shadow copies, see Importing Transportable Shadow Copied Volumes.

Transportable shadow copies in a cluster:  For details about using transportable shadow copies in a cluster, see Fast Recovery Using Transportable Shadow Copied Volumes. The transportable shadow copy must be imported from outside the cluster as long as the original volume is mounted within the cluster.

Requirements

Minimum supported client

None supported

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 Datacenter, Windows Server 2003 Enterprise [desktop apps only]

Header

VsBackup.h (include VsBackup.h, Vss.h, or VsWriter.h)

Library

VssApi.lib

See also

IVssBackupComponents::InitializeForBackup
IVssBackupComponents::ExposeSnapshot
IVssBackupComponents
IVssAsync
IVssAsync::QueryStatus

 

 

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