import (diskshadow)

Imports a transportable shadow copy from a loaded metadata file into the system.

[IMPORTANT] Before you can use this command, you must use the load metadata command to load a DiskShadow metadata file.

Syntax

import

Remarks

  • Transportable shadow copies aren't 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. Use the set metadata command to change the path and name of this XML file.

Examples

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.

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