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IVssBackupComponentsBreakSnapshotSet Method (Guid, VssHardwareOptions)
Breaks a shadow copy set according to requester-specified options.

Namespace: Alphaleonis.Win32.Vss
Assembly: AlphaVSS.Common (in AlphaVSS.Common.dll) Version: (
void BreakSnapshotSet(
	Guid snapshotSetId,
	VssHardwareOptions breakFlags


Type: SystemGuid
A shadow copy set identifier.
Type: Alphaleonis.Win32.VssVssHardwareOptions
A bitmask of VssHardwareOptions flags that specify how the shadow copy set is broken.

This method is similar to BreakSnapshotSet(Guid), except that is has an extra parameter to specify how the shadow copy set is broken.

Like BreakSnapshotSet(Guid), this method can be used only for shadow copies that were created by a hardware shadow copy provider.

After this method returns, the shadow copy volume is still a volume, but it is no longer a shadow copy. For more information, see Breaking Shadow Copies.

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