Load metadata

Loads a metadata .cab file prior to importing a transportable shadow copy or loads the writer metadata in the case of a restore. If used without parameters, load metadata displays help at the command prompt.


load metadata [<drive>:][<path>]<metadata.cab>


Parameter Description
[<drive>:][<path>] Specifies the location of the metadata file.
metadata.cab Specifies the metadata .cab file to load.


  • You can use the import command to import a transportable shadow copy based on the metadata specified by load metadata.

  • You must run this command before the begin restore command, to load the selected writers and components for the restore.


To load a metadata file called metafile.cab from the default location, type:

load metadata metafile.cab