Windows Server 2008 and alter version are shipped with a tool called diskshadow. This program can be used to create snapshots of disks and expose them as Folder or as DriveLetter means files are in a consistent state and you can save openfiles.
Some examples. Starting diskshadow. It accept a parameter /l for a logfile. And a Parameter /s for a (diskshadow) script file to execute. diskshadow has the same “look and feel” like diskpart 🙂 and start with a prompt:
Microsoft DiskShadow version 1.0
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First set diskshadow in defined state with reset
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