Vssadmin Create Shadow Command In Windows Server 2008

In this article I am going to explain about Vssadmin create shadow command in Windows Server 2008 operating system and also explain it's related syntax.
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Introduction

Vssadmin create shadow command is Windows Server 2008 command line tool. This command is available in Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2. This command create a new shadow copy of a specified volume.

Syntax

vssadmin create shadow /for=<ForVolumeSpec> [/autoretry=<MaxRetryMinutes>]

Parameter of vssadmin create shadow

Parameter Description
/for=<ForVolumeSpec> This parameter is specifies the volume to be shadow copied.
/autoretry=<MaxRetryMinutes> This parameter is specifies the maximum amount of time in minutes.

Example

The Vssadmin command create a shadow copy of volume C.

vssadmin create shadow /for=c:

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