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jm91
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Add Job with Powershell

Post by jm91 »

Veeam Backup & Replication 5.0

I try to add a Backupjob with Powershell, use the following Command
> Add-VBRBackupJob -Name "Backup01" -Type VDDK -Server "svesxp02" -Folder $vbrfolder -FileName $vbrfile -Objects SVMigration
Then i receive the Message:
Add-VBRBackupJob : Cannot bind parameter 'Server'. Cannot convert the "svesxp02" value of type "System.String" to type "Veeam.Backup.Core.CHost"
.
At line:1 char:54
+ Add-VBRBackupJob -Name $vbrjobname -Type VDDK -Server <<<< "svesxp02" -Folder $vbrfolder -FileName $vbrfile -Objects SVMigration
+ CategoryInfo : InvalidArgument: (:) [Add-VBRBackupJob], Paramet
erBindingException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : CannotConvertArgumentNoMessage,Veeam.Backup.Powe
rShell.Command.AddVBRJobBackup

Anybody have an Idea ?

Greetings
JM

Alexey D.

Re: Add Job with Powershell

Post by Alexey D. »

Hello Jürgen,

The problem is in type casting. You're specifying String parameter, and the function needs a variable of Veeam.Backup.Core.CHost type. You should use use Get-VBRServer function to obtain an object of the requested type. Here is an example:

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$server = Get-VBRServer | where {$_.Name -eq "svesxp02"}

Add-VBRBackupJob -Name "Backup01" -Type VDDK -Server $server -Folder $vbrfolder -FileName $vbrfile -Objects SVMigration
Should work!

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Re: Add Job with Powershell

Post by gvinpin »

Alexey D. wrote:Hello Jürgen,

The problem is in type casting. You're specifying String parameter, and the function needs a variable of Veeam.Backup.Core.CHost type. You should use use Get-VBRServer function to obtain an object of the requested type. Here is an example:

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$server = Get-VBRServer | where {$_.Name -eq "svesxp02"}

Add-VBRBackupJob -Name "Backup01" -Type VDDK -Server $server -Folder $vbrfolder -FileName $vbrfile -Objects SVMigration
Should work!
Is this available in the manual for the product?

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Re: Add Job with Powershell

Post by jm91 »

Hello Alexey,

it works !
Thank you for support !

Alexey D.

Re: Add Job with Powershell

Post by Alexey D. »

You're welcome, Jürgen!
Is this available in the manual for the product?
Do you mean this example? No, it was generated by one of our QA engineers and me.

The description of PowerShell functions along with list of parameters and their purposes is available via PS command line. Generic information and a couple of examples can be found via Help->Help menu item of B&R console. If you need more scripts, please search through this forum as community users contribute a lot and share various code pretty often! Hope it helps.

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