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Email Notifications after Task

Post by neil.hsieh » Sep 17, 2015 8:39 pm

Hi All,

I have an automated Powershell script just about done that will allow us to switch between 2 NAS drives on the Veeam server (one enable, other disable, and vice versa) on a quarterly basis.

Now I am stuck at the point where we would like email notifications whenever this switch happens so we can know which drives successfully Enabled and/or Disabled.
I am looking for a Powershell script so I can just append that to the script I have now.

I have tried the following but to no success: http://helpcenter.veeam.com/backup/80/p ... tions.html

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

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Re: Email Notifications after Task

Post by veremin » Sep 18, 2015 10:01 am

You should probably stick to ordinary Windows PowerShell, not VB&R snap-in. Are those drives added under different letters or maybe have some distinguishing factor that can be seen via Windows PowerShell?

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Re: Email Notifications after Task

Post by neil.hsieh » Sep 18, 2015 1:49 pm

The drives exist under different servers and we just import them through Veeam. How would this procedure wok with Windows PowerShell?

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Post by veremin » Sep 18, 2015 2:33 pm

Can you elaborate on "import through Veeam" portion? Are they added as different repositories to a backup console? Thanks.

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Post by neil.hsieh » Sep 18, 2015 3:44 pm

It is added through Backup Infrastructure -> Mangaed Servers and is added as a Windows Server. I believe after adding through here, its is automatically updated in the Backup Repositories.

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Re: Email Notifications after Task

Post by veremin » Sep 21, 2015 10:34 am

Servers added to managed servers don't automatically get assigned repository role. So, your deployment and your overall goal are still unclear to me. Thanks.

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Re: Email Notifications after Task

Post by neil.hsieh » Sep 21, 2015 2:01 pm

Sorry if I've not been too clear on answering the questions you have for me because I am still getting acquainted with Veeam as I've only been assigned to work on this recently.

As far as I know, I've only had to add in 1 server, and that was through Backup Infrastructure -> Managed Servers -> Microsoft Windows -> (right click) Add Server, and I am adding in our NAS drives with its DNS name which exist in our domain which in which our Veeam server exists in as well.

Going back to your comment about using Powershell and not the Veeam Snap-ins, is there a pre defined function in Powershell to send email notifications after a certain task is completed? If so can you show me how this is done?

Thanks.

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Re: Email Notifications after Task

Post by weiyentan » Sep 23, 2015 5:10 am

Good example on how to write the email notification in standard Microsoft Powershell is here:

http://www.adminarsenal.com/admin-arsen ... il-example

and here:

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/rkramesh/archiv ... cript.aspx

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Re: Email Notifications after Task

Post by Dima P. » Sep 23, 2015 4:28 pm

Hi folks,

Some Veeam Endpoint Backup users has already written a really great examples. Feel free to adjust and test some proposed scripts from this thread

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Re: Email Notifications after Task

Post by veremin » Sep 28, 2015 3:38 pm

Is there a pre defined function in Powershell to send email notifications after a certain task is completed?
Sure you can send an email after a certain task. In order to do that either use Send-MailMessage if you're on PowerShell 4.0 or higher or leverage New-Object Net.Mail.SmtpClient() if you're on older versions.

However, it's still not what a certain task. Is that drive rotation on the said NAS device or something different?

Thanks.

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