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how to backup only directory structure of a windows client

Created: 07 Aug 2013 • Updated: 31 Aug 2013 | 4 comments
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Hello experts,

I would like to backup only directory strucure of a windows client not the data inside.

Please let me know if is there a way for doing it.



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Nicolai's picture

Can't recall one if the file within the directory is mixed/not known

If you know the file types, you could deploy a exclude list - that would mean only the file structure is due for backup.

Assumption is the mother of all mess ups.

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Marianne's picture

I cannot see a way... Maybe with exclude lists, but I can in all hosnesty not see a reason why anyone would need the structure without any data?

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quebek's picture

There is a command tree still available on windows to see the catalogs/directories hierarchy... Run it once a week to a file ;)

ie, assuming the drive D: containts the directory you want to 'save':

Open command prompt - cmd

cd d:

tree > outfile.txt

Here is example from one of the PCs next to me:

Folder PATH listing for volume Data
Volume serial number is 0006EFC4 B4D6:A655
│   └───scripts
│       ├───pre-post
│       └───vault
│   └───2013-01-31