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Documentation about Backing-Up under Windows

I describe here my approach to back-up my Windows-PCs. This solution also allows to back-up Linux partitions.

I am using Windows 10 Pro 64−Bit and 32−Bit. I used to use System Image Backup, which was included since Windows Vista. I changed because of various reasons. I chose the DriveSnapShot software, from German institution Tom Ehlert Software ( In my view this software has the following key characteristics:

Because of the last point, I created a Windows batch-file that fulfils my requirements

I was inspired by the scripts from Andreas Weber


I provide the batch script here, such that other people can use it and adapt it to their needs. However, I do not take any responsibility for this software, nor do I provide any warranty, nor do I assure any fitness of any kind.

I do appreciate any feedback you give via e-mail. (see address below)


The batch script has been working with DriveSnapShot versions 1.46 through 1.48. There are some pre-requisites to using the script:

The script assumes you want to back-up drives C: and D:. It does this as two separate transactions. This is fine if Windows is confined to drive C:. Drivesnapshot can back-up multiple drives in one transaction. Please see the Drivesnapshot manual for details.


Just copy the script to any convenient location and rename from ...cmd.txt to ....cmd.

Last change: 2021-09-05
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