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Writer

Updated: April 17, 2012

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

Verifies that a writer or component is included or excludes a writer or component from the backup or restore procedure. If used without parameters, writer displays help at the command prompt.

writer verify [<Writer> | <Component>]
writer exclude [<Writer> | <Component>]

 

Parameter Description

verify

Verifies that the specified writer or component is included in the backup or restore procedure. The backup or restore procedure will fail if the writer or component is not included.

exclude

Excludes the specified writer or component from the backup or restore procedure.

[<Writer> | <Component>]

Specifies the writer or component to verify or exclude. Writers are specified by writer GUID or by the writer name, for example "System Writer."

To verify a writer by specifying its GUID (for this example, 4dc3bdd4-ab48-4d07-adb0-3bee2926fd7f), type:

writer verify {4dc3bdd4-ab48-4d07-adb0-3bee2926fd7f}

To exclude a writer with the name “System Writer,” type:

writer exclude "System Writer"

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