The description below is from the book DOS the Easy Way by Everett Murdock Ph.D.
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Type: External (6.0 and later)
Purpose: Used to backup or restore one or more files from one
With MS-DOS, Microsoft provides MSBACKUP for MS-DOS as well as for
determine if one or the other (or both) will be available by the choices
make during MS-DOS Setup. The discussion below relates only to backup
You can only run MSBACKUP from a hard disk, not a floppy disk.
MSBACKUP allows you to back up all files on a disk or only files that
changed since your last backup. You can also schedule backups to be
automatically on a regular basis.
When MSBACKUP is used to back up your files, a backup catalog is
catalog contains information such as backed-up disk`s directory
names, sizes, and attributes of the directories and files that were
the total number of files, backup date, etc.). If you want to restore
more files, you can do so easily by loading the backup catalog and
files to be restored from the backup set.
Setup_file specifies the setup file that is to be used to define the
files to be
backed up as well as the type of backup you want MSBACKUP to perform.
file is created when you save program settings and make file selections.
must give setup files the SET extension. If a setup file is not
MSBACKUP will use the DEFAULT.SET file.
/BW - Starts MSBACKUP using a black-and-white color scheme.
/LCD - Starts MSBACKUP using a video mode compatible with laptop
/MDA - Starts MSBACKUP using a monochrome display adapter.
If you want to load a setup file named MONTHLY.SET that you have created
define a monthly backup procedure, enter,