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writer

Corey Plett|Last Updated: 11/16/2016

Applies To: Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012

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.

Syntax

writer verify [<writer> | <component>]  
writer exclude [<writer> | <component>]  

Parameters

ParameterDescription
verifyverifies 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.
excludeExcludes the specified writer or component from the backup or restore procedure.
[ | ]Specifies the writer or component to verify or exclude. writers are specified by writer GUID or by the writer name, for example "System writer."

Examples

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"  

additional references

Command-Line Syntax Key

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