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Excluding VMs under a Host

Post by KRa »

I'm trying to write a PowerShell script to exclude certain VMs from an existing backup job.
The problem I'm having is that the only object in the job list is a host, with all the VMs living underneath it.

Therefore, when I try to use:

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Remove-vbrJobObject -job $Job -Objects (Get-vbrJobObject -job $Job | Where {$_.Name -eq $VMName})
It does not see the VMs under the host, therefore I cannot parse them to return individual VMs using Get-VBRJobObject.

Is there a way to exclude the VMs under the host, without having to add each VM individually to the backup job?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Re: Excluding VMs under a Host

Post by McClane »

I second that.
I would like to temporary exclude a single VM from a job, but the backup object list is a container usually.

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Re: Excluding VMs under a Host

Post by Andreas Neufert »

Not sure but give this a try. My lab isn´t available so I didn´t test this.
Remove-vbrJobObject -job $Job -Objects (Get-VBRJobObject -Name $VM)

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Re: Excluding VMs under a Host

Post by ThomasMc »

After having a good play around trying for this to work, I've found that it's a bit messy;

1. Create a temp job
2. Add the VM to the new job
3. Pull the object id
4. Create CObjectInJob
5. Delete the temp job
6. Add the CObjectInJob to the exclusion list of the original

of course this is all done by powershell so fully automated, if your interested I can finish the script off.

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