Diskshadow Command In Windows Server 2008
This article explains the Diskshadow command in Windows Server 2008 operating system and also explains the commands related with it.
Diskshadow command is used to exposes the functionality offered by the Volume Shadow Copy Service. By default it uses an interactive command interpreter. It also includes scriptable mode. The syntax for using Diskshadow command is given below.
Syntax For Interactive Mode
Syntax For Script Mode
Commands Of Diskshadow
||Sets the context, options, verbose mode, and metadata file for creating shadow copies.
||Tests writer involvement in restore sessions on the computer without issuing Prerestore or PostRestore events to writers.
||Loads a metadata .cab file prior to importing a transportable shadow copy.
||Verifies that a writer or component is included or excludes a writer or component from the backup.
||Adds volumes to the set of volumes that are to be shadow copied.
||Starts the shadow copy creation process, using the current context and option settings.
||Executes a file on the local computer.
||Starts a full backup session.
||Ends a full backup session.
||Starts a restore session and issues a PreRestore event to involved writers.
||Ends a restore session and issues a PostRestore event to involved writers.
||Resets DiskShadow to the default state.
||Lists writers, shadow copies, or currently registered shadow copy providers that are on the system.
||Deletes shadow copies.
||Imports a transportable shadow copy from a loaded metadata file into the system.
||Removes hardware shadow copies that were imported by using the import command.
||Exposes a persistent shadow copy.
||Unexposes a shadow copy that was exposed by using the expose command.
||Disassociates a shadow copy from VSS.
||Reverts a volume back to a specified shadow copy.
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