Export-BinaryMiLog

Creates a binary encoded representation of an object or objects and stores it in a file.

Syntax

Export-BinaryMiLog
      [-InputObject <CimInstance>]
      [-Path] <String>

Description

The Export-BinaryMILog cmdlet creates a binary-based representation of an object or objects and stores it in a file. You can then use the Import-BinaryMiLog cmdlet to re-create the saved object based on the contents of that file.

This cmdlet is similar to Import-Clixml, except that Export-BinaryMILog stores the resulting object in a binary encoded file.

Examples

Create a binary representation of CimInstances

Get-CimInstance Win32_Process | Export-BinaryMiLog -Path "Processes.bmil"

This command exports CimInstances to a binary MI log file specified by the Path parameter. See the example for Import-BinaryMiLog to see how to recreate the CimInstances by importing this file.

Required Parameters

-Path

Specifies the path of the file in which to store the binary representation of the object.

The Path parameter supports wild cards and relative paths. This cmdlet generates an error if the path resolves to more than one file.

Type:String
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Optional Parameters

-InputObject

Specifies the input to this cmdlet. You can use this parameter, or you can pipe the input to this cmdlet.

Type:CimInstance
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False

Inputs

Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimInstance

Outputs

System.Object