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  • Hi all.

    I assume that this is not the correct place to post this question. If so, please point me to the correct place.

    Here is my question:

     I want to create an application that will backup files. I want to prevent locking the files during the backup. So, I want to use Volume Shadow Copy service.

    This is what I need to do (I think so):

    - implement a requestor that will tell VSS to create a shadow copy of the specified files

    - get the location of the shadow copy of the files from VSS

    - backup the files from the shadow copy location.

    Can I make direct calls to the VSS API from c# (using PInvoke)? Or I need to create a C++ library that will implement the requestor?

    Any examples that can guide me?

    Or maybe another approach?

    Thank you very much.

    Wednesday, September 20, 2006 3:03 PM


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