Add-VBRCopyJob - how to properly specify target as datastore

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Add-VBRCopyJob - how to properly specify target as datastore

Veeam Logoby IonutN » Thu Jun 18, 2015 7:35 am


I am trying to write a set of commands that will create a lab environment from a number of VMs. The VMs need to be copied as is from a vCenter to the same vcenter, but other datastores, or to different vCenters alltogether.
For simplicity the code below just copies the VMs to another datastore on a specific host in the same vcenter.
This lab will be needed to be created on demand, so i chose to automate this using Veeam PowerShell snapin.

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$vcenter = "demo-vcenter"
$EntityToCopy = Find-VBRViEntity -Name "VM1" -VMsAndTemplates -Server $vcenter
$sourceServer = Get-VBRServer -Type VC -name $vcenter

$server = Get-VBRServer -Type ESXi -name "ESX01.demo"

$viableDS = Find-VBRViDatastore -Server $server | ? {$_.FreeSpace -gt $EntityToCopy.ProvisionedSize } | sort FreeSpace -Descending | select -First 1

Add-VBRCopyJob -Name "VM1-To-Sandbox" -Type VDDK -Server $server -folder $viableDS -SourceServer $sourceServer -Objects $EntityToCopy.Name -Description "test" -Verbose

And i get this error
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Add-VBRCopyJob : Use File type to create FileCopy job
At line:1 char:1

I don't want to use the file parameter for this, since it will create a file copy job.
My guess is that I'm specifying the folder parameter wrong, but I don't know how to properly code it.
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Re: Add-VBRCopyJob - how to properly specify target as datas

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:18 am

Try to disregard -folder parameter completely, as it makes commandlet believe that you're about to create file copy job.

Alternative way to create exact copy of VM might be restoring VM from a backup or replicating source VM.

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