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Web Deploy archiveDir Provider

Updated: March 12, 2009

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista, Windows XP

archiveDir

The archiveDir provider creates an archive of a Web site in directory format.

Example

msdeploy -verb:sync -source:apphostconfig="Site2" -dest:archivedir=c:\archive

The archiveDir provider is used to create an archive of a Web site or Web server. The archived data can then become the source of data that will be restored to a different Web site or Web server. You create an archive by using archiveDir with the -dest argument, and you restore a destination Web site or Web server by using archiveDir with the -source argument.

The archiveDir provider must specify an absolute path to a physical directory that holds or will hold the archive. If an absolute path is not specified, the operation will fail. If archiveDir is set as the destination, the destination directory will be created if it does not exist. If the destination directory already exists, the existing directory will be used, and existing files will be overwritten. In addition to the archived files, the archiveDir provider saves a file that is named Archive.xml file in the destination directory. The Archive.xml file lists, in XML format, all of the items that were included in the archive.

CautionCaution
If you set archiveDir as the source, the source directory must exist, or the operation will fail.

Example usages

1) Back up the "Default Web Site" to the c:\archive directory.

msdeploy -verb:sync -source:apphostconfig="Default Web Site" -dest:archivedir=c:\archive

2) Display the configuration paths and content file paths from the c:\archive directory.

msdeploy -verb:dump -source:archivedir=c:\archive

3) Synchronize the contents of the archive to the IIS 7 Web site "Site1".

msdeploy -verb:sync -source:archivedir=c:\archive -dest:appHostConfig="Site1",computerName=Server1

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