Friday, March 27, 2015

Windows backup command line

Windows 8.1 does not have an GUI tool to schedule a regular system image backup.
But there is a command line which could be placed to the task scheduler:

wbAdmin Start Backup -backupTarget:E: -include:C:,D: -allCritical -quiet

Get the description of the wbAdmin command options by typing:

wbAdmin Start Backup /?

To restore the backup, first boot to the recovery partition. To do so on a healthy system (if the system is corrupted it should boot the recovery automatically) hold the Shift key when you click the "Reboot" button.

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