Was this page helpful?
Your feedback about this content is important. Let us know what you think.
Additional feedback?
1500 characters remaining
Export (0) Print
Expand All

Working with Selectability and Logical Paths

A writer's participation in a backup or restore operation, and which of its data are saved, depends on which of its components are explicitly included as part of a requester's Backup Components Document and the relationship between those components and the logical path of other components within the Writer Metadata Document.

Writers with no components added to a requester's Backup Component Document prior to the generation of a PrepareForBackup event (in the case of backup operations) or of a PreRestore event (in the case of restore operations) receive no events after this point and will not participate in the backup or restore operation.

However, a requester's freedom to include or exclude any given component in a backup or restore is governed by the following:

  • Any hierarchy that exists between the components managed by a writer and expressed by logical paths
  • Whether the component is designated as being selectable for backup
  • Whether it is designated as being selectable for restore
  • Whether an explicit dependency exists between a given component in a given writer and other components in other writers

More information on these issues is in the following topics:



Was this page helpful?
(1500 characters remaining)
Thank you for your feedback

Community Additions

© 2015 Microsoft