Updated: April 17, 2012

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

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.