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.