Frequently Asked Questions

Does VSSCopy have command line parameters?

Command Line Options

-a, --use-archive-bit
Only copy files with the archive bit set.

-b selections.bks, --backup-selections-file selections.bks
Use a .bks file to filter the selected files in the source directory.

-c, --clear-archive-bit
Clear the archive bit from source files after copying.

-d, --delete-files
Delete files and directories in the destination tree that do not occur in the source tree.

-f, --always-copy
Force files to always be copied, even if the destination file exists and is identical to the source file.

--link-dest directory
If an identical file exists in the --link-dest directory then link that into the destination directory rather than copying the file.

-l, --hard-link
Create hard links for files instead of copying. The source and destination must be on the same volume, which must support the creation of hard links.

--move
Move files instead of copying.

--move-at-reboot
Move files instead of copying, but delay the move until the next reboot. The source and destination must be on the same volume.

-n, --dry-run
Traverse the source and destination directories, but do not perform any actions. If --verbose is also given then prints out the actions that would occur without --dry-run.

-s, --use-vss
Create a shadow copy of the source volume and use that for copying.

--enable-writers
Enable VSS writers. Implies --use-vss.

-v, --verbose
Print out detailed information about what VSSCopy is doing.

-h, --help
Print out this help message and exit.

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