Import

 

Updated: April 17, 2012

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8

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

For examples of how to use this command, see Examples.

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  • 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.
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