Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8
Imports a transportable shadow copy from a loaded metadata file into the system.
For examples of how to use this command, see Examples.
Transportable shadow copies are not stored on the system immediately. Their details are stored in a Backup Components Document XML file, which DiskShadow automatically requests and saves in a .cab metadata file in the working directory. You can change the path and name of this file using the set metadata command.
Before you can use import, you must load a DiskShadow metadata file using the load metadata command.
The following is a sample DiskShadow script that demonstrates the use of the import command:
#Sample DiskShadow script demonstrating IMPORT SET CONTEXT PERSISTENT SET CONTEXT TRANSPORTABLE SET METADATA transHWshadow_p.cab #P: is the volume supported by the Hardware Shadow Copy provider ADD VOLUME P: CREATE END BACKUP #The (transportable) shadow copy is not in the system yet. #You can reset or exit now if you wish. LOAD METADATA transHWshadow_p.cab IMPORT #The shadow copy will now be loaded into the system.