How to: Create a VSS requestor for use with SharePoint

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

Writing a requestor

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.

Next steps

Learn how to use the requestor to back up and restore SharePoint and search applications and indexes:

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