Esentutl /copy file


Updated: November 14, 2012

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

Copies a database or log file

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

Esentutl /y <source file> [options]

Parameter: <source file>

Description: Name of the file to copy.

<options>: You can specify zero or more of the options that are listed in the following table. Separate each option with a space.




Destination file (default: copy source file to current directory)


Ignore I/O read errors


Suppresses the logo.

The following example copies the Active Directory database in the default location:

Esentutl /y c:\windows\ntds\ntds.dit