Vssadmin

Applies to: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008

Displays current volume shadow copy backups and all installed shadow copy writers and providers. Select a command name in the following table view its command syntax.

Command Description Availability
Vssadmin add shadowstorage Adds a volume shadow copy storage association. Server only
Vssadmin create shadow Creates a new volume shadow copy. Server only
Vssadmin delete shadows Deletes volume shadow copies. Client and Server
Vssadmin delete shadowstorage Deletes volume shadow copy storage associations. Server only
Vssadmin list providers Lists registered volume shadow copy providers. Client and Server
Vssadmin list shadows Lists existing volume shadow copies. Client and Server
Vssadmin list shadowstorage Lists all shadow copy storage associations on the system. Client and Server
Vssadmin list volumes Lists volumes that are eligible for shadow copies. Client and Server
Vssadmin list writers Lists all subscribed volume shadow copy writers on the system. Client and Server
Vssadmin resize shadowstorage Resizes the maximum size for a shadow copy storage association. Client and Server