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