Larry G. Wapnitsky Larry G. Wapnitsky - 13 days ago 5
C# Question

Volume Shadow Copy (VSS) sample in C#?

I've seen the question here, but I'm having difficulty understanding how to implement a system to read existing shadow copies from my system.

Can someone provide a short sample of code that lets me browse existing shadow copies using either the MS API or Alpha's?

FYI - this is older code and not easily adaptable (or at least not from my perspective)

Thanks,
Larry

Answer

Use AlphaVSS. It is a wrapper around the Windows API calls. In particular, the "QuerySnapshots" function will be applicable to you.

In order to view the documentation you need to download AlphaVSS -- don't worry, it's free.

If you are looking for an example, download the source and look in Alpha-1.2\Source\Samples