Command-line mode and scripting in Windows

Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 supports the command-line mode and enables backup automation by executing XML scripts.

Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 uses the Acronis True Image Echo command line utility with the following additions:

  1. Ability to use the before/after data capture commands.
  2. Ability to use the VSS support option.
  3. Ability to check for a license on the license server with the /ls_check command.
  4. Ability to use file exclusion at disk backup.
  5. Ability to export archives and backups.

The rest of the commands and options are exactly the same. For this reason, the command line reference uses the terminology accepted in Acronis True Image Echo.

The command line logs are saved in the old (Echo) format and cannot be converted to Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 logs.

Command line mode limitations

The command-line mode functionality is somewhat more limited than the GUI mode. You will not be able to perform:

  • recovery of a system volume
  • operations that require a user interaction, such as inserting removable media (CD, DVD or tape). The operation fails if there is no media in the drive or the inserted media is full.

These operations only can be done through the GUI.

Scripting is intended only for backup.

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Agent for Windows command-line utility


Storage node command-line utility

Command-line mode and scripting in Windows