Command line parameters

Z-DATdump can be controlled from the command line or by using batch files to run specific backup jobs or restore files from tape. This enables a highly customized execution of backup jobs for professional users.

Some of the possible command are listed below. A full list of the commands can be found in the manual of Z-DATdump.

Parameter Example
-b ‹number› ZDATdump.exe -b 5
Loads the dump list for the specified number and starts the backup. The program exits after the backup succeeds.
-fastcrc ZDATdump.exe -b 5 -fastcrc
FAST-CRC check after dump.
-inkr ZDATdump.exe -b 5 -inkr
Incremental backup.
-v ‹foldername› ZDATdump.exe -v c:\backup
Copy folder foldername to tape.
-f ‹filelistname› ZDATdump.exe -f dumplist.txt
Load file list and copy the files listed in the files list to tape. The program exits after backup. A self-defined file list can be specified for backup. Z-DATdump uses a simple text file (UTF-8 or ASCII). Each line contains one file or folder name. The list can be created with Windows Notepad, for example.
-getdata ‹filelistname› ZDATdump.exe -getdata fileliste.txt
Load file list and restore contents. The program exits after restoration
-getfile ‹filename› ZDATdump.exe -getfile *mypic.jpg
Restore all files matching a search term. Z-DATdump uses the index file from the hard disk for restoration. If no index file exists, it is created prior to restoration. The data is restored to its original location, existing files will be overwritten. You can search for full file names or parts of filenames. DOS wildcards are not supported.
-backdir ‹directory› ZDATdump.exe -getfile *mypic.jpg -backdir c:\myrestore
Restore data to given directory. If the directory doesn't exist, Z-DATdump will create it.
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