Creates a system state backup of the local computer and stores it on the location specified.

Notes
  • This subcommand applies only to Windows Server 2008.
  • Windows Server Backup does not back up or recover registry user hives (HKEY_CURRENT_USER) as part of system state backup or system state recovery.

To perform a system state backup with this subcommand, you must be a member of the Backup Operators group or the Administrators group, or you must have been delegated the appropriate permissions. In addition, you must run wbadmin from an elevated command prompt. (To open an elevated command prompt, click Start, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.)

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

Syntax

wbadmin start systemstatebackup
-backupTarget:<VolumeName>
[-quiet]

Parameters

Parameter Description

-backupTarget

Specifies the location where you want to store the backup. The storage location requires a drive letter or a GUID-based volume of the format of this example: \\?\Volume{92f3db11-69fb-11db-89db-806e6f6e6963}.

A system state backup to a shared network folder is not supported.

-quiet

Runs the subcommand with no prompts to the user.

Remarks

For information about saving a system state backup to a volume that, in turn, contains system state files, see article 944530 in the Microsoft Knowledge Base (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=110439).

Examples

To create a system state backup and store it on volume f, type:

wbadmin start systemstatebackup -backupTarget:f:

Additional references


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