IVdsPack::Recover method (vds.h)

[Beginning with Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, the Virtual Disk Service COM interface is superseded by the Windows Storage Management API.]

Returns a failing or failed pack to a healthy state, if possible. This method is supported only for dynamic packs.


HRESULT Recover(
  [out] IVdsAsync **ppAsync


[out] ppAsync

The address of an IVdsAsync interface pointer, which VDS initializes on return. Callers must release the interface. Use this interface to cancel, wait for, or query the status of the operation.

Return value

This method can return standard HRESULT values, such as E_INVALIDARG or E_OUTOFMEMORY, and VDS-specific return values. It can also return converted system error codes using the HRESULT_FROM_WIN32 macro. Errors can originate from VDS itself or from the underlying VDS provider that is being used. Possible return values include the following.

Return code/value Description
The recovery completed successfully.
The logical disk manager (LDM) service method failed.


Although this method attempts to return a pack and all pack-related objects to a healthy state, it does not always succeed. When successful, the Recover method refreshes the state of all objects in the pack. It also synchronizes the providers with the underlying state of the disks and other objects.

Implementers must return a pointer to the IVdsAsync interface for this method, regardless of whether the call initiates an asynchronous operation.


Requirement Value
Minimum supported client Windows Vista [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header vds.h
Library Uuid.lib

See also