Microsoft DOS msbackup command

Updated: 05/21/2018 by Computer Hope

About msbackup

A later MS-DOS application that enables users to backup their data on their computer.

The msbackup is an MS-DOS version of the new backup command and mwbackup is the Windows version of this backup program.

MS-DOS 6.0, 6.2, 6.21, and 6.22 users can still find the older backup file on the MS-DOS 6.0 and 6.22 supplemental disk.

Availability

The msbackup and mwbackup commands are external commands that are available in the below Microsoft operating systems as msbackup.exe and mwbackup.exe.

Msbackup syntax

MS-DOS 6.0, 6.2, 6.21, and 6.22 syntax

msbackup [setup_file] [/bw] [/lcd] [/mda]

setup_file Option setup file that can be used to specify what files to backup.
/bw Run msbackup in black-and-white mode.
/lcd Run msbackup in LCD screen mode.
/mda Run msbackup in monochrome mode

Msbackup examples

msbackup

The above example would run MSBACKUP. Because this program is now a menu driven program there are not many switch options available.

Additional information

  • See our backup definition for further information and related links on this term.