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Published: April 17, 2012

Updated: April 17, 2012

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

Starts the shadow copy creation process, using the current context and option settings. Requires at least one volume in the Shadow Copy Set.


  • You must add at least one volume with the add volume command before you can use the create command.

  • You can use the begin backup command to specify a full backup, rather than a copy backup.

  • After you run the create command, you can use the exec command to run a duplication script for backup from the shadow copy.

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