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List writers

Updated: April 17, 2012

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

Lists writers that are on the system. If used without parameters, list displays the output for list metadata by default.

For examples of how to use this command, see Examples.

list writers [metadata | detailed | status]

 

Parameter Description

metadata

Lists the identity and status of writers, and displays metadata such as component details and excluded files. This is the default parameter.

detailed

Lists the same information as metadata, but detailed includes the full file list for all components.

status

Lists only the identity and status of registered writers.

To list only the identity and status of writers, type:

list writers status

Output that is similar to the following displays:

Listing writer status ...
* WRITER "System Writer"
        - Status: 5 (VSS_WS_WAITING_FOR_BACKUP_COMPLETE)
        - Writer Failure code: 0x00000000 (S_OK)
        - Writer ID: {e8132975-6f93-4464-a53e-1050253ae220}
        - Instance ID: {7e631031-c695-4229-9da1-a7de057e64cb}
* WRITER "Shadow Copy Optimization Writer"
        - Status: 1 (VSS_WS_STABLE)
        - Writer Failure code: 0x00000000 (S_OK)
        - Writer ID: {4dc3bdd4-ab48-4d07-adb0-3bee2926fd7f}
        - Instance ID: {9e362607-9794-4dd4-a7cd-b3d5de0aad20}
...
...
...
* WRITER "Registry Writer"
        - Status: 1 (VSS_WS_STABLE)
        - Writer Failure code: 0x00000000 (S_OK)
        - Writer ID: {afbab4a2-367d-4d15-a586-71dbb18f8485}
        - Instance ID: {e87ba7e3-f8d8-42d8-b2ee-c76ae26b98e8}
8 writers listed. 

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