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Export Job Configuration

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Is a backup job configuration available somewhere as a file, or is it possible to save/export the configuration for a job?
I would like to compare the settings for two backup jobs. I know I can dot through the GUI screen by screen, but I would prefer using files (txt, xml, html, ...).

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Re: Export Job Configuration

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I Second that

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Re: Export Job Configuration

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Hello,

Yes, you can do that via Get-VBRJob | Export-VBRJob PowerShell command. This will export all jobs configurations into XML file, which can be used for your future comparison.

Hope it helps!

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Re: Export Job Configuration

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I'll give that a try. Thanks!

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Re: Export Job Configuration

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I was able to export the job configuration. However, the file doesn't seem to contain all configuration options. For example, it didn't see which VM disks were selected for processing.

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Re: Export Job Configuration

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Jonathan, thanks for your update. Did you find any other information that might be missing?

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Re: Export Job Configuration

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(Get-VBRJob)[0].GetOptions() will list job settings, including DiskFilter.
DiskFilter is a list of numbers (2000;2001;2002; ...). Is there documentation to help parse this data (which VMs and which disks)?

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Re: Export Job Configuration

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Vitaliy S. wrote:Jonathan, thanks for your update. Did you find any other information that might be missing?
I only found the selected disk because that's what I was concerned about. I don't have time now but at some point I'll compare GUI vs. Export-VBRJob vs. GetOptions.

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Re: Export Job Configuration

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paallergy wrote:DiskFilter is a list of numbers (2000;2001;2002; ...). Is there documentation to help parse this data (which VMs and which disks)?
Jonathan, let me check that for you with our PowerShell guru, I will let you know as soon as I have any info.

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Re: Export Job Configuration

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paallergy wrote:DiskFilter is a list of numbers (2000;2001;2002; ...).
Those are VM disks numbers. As to disk filters, then they are stored and can be configured for each VM individually. To get all available filters please use GetVBRJobObject

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Re: Export Job Configuration

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I was just testing out the Powershell export job functionality in version 5.01 and came across a typo/error in the XML. I thought I'd just mention it as feedback for the developers.

In the algorithm tag...
<Algorithm>Syntethic</Algorithm>

Should be "Synthetic".

Thanks.

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Thanks.

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Re: Export Job Configuration

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btw:
is the typo in Set-VBRJobObjectVssOprions already fixed?

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Re: Export Job Configuration

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No, the fix for this bug/typo didn't make it into 5.0.2 release.

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Re: Export Job Configuration

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Hi Vitaly,

seems its still there in 5.0.2.230...

Anyhow:
There is still one question open:
Diskfilter -> How can the info in the Diskfilter field be transformed/parsed into something that can be matched against ESX/WMI to get the drives that are actually backed up?

The explanation you gave above does not give me any usable information(again, i might be missing something):
"Those are VM disks numbers. As to disk filters, then they are stored and can be configured for each VM individually. To get all available filters please use GetVBRJobObject"

So, is it possible to parse/transform those numbers? If so, how?

This is still one major issue for us. We have now +200VMs backed up with Veeam.
Every once in a while a new drive gets attached and every once in a while it doesn't get included into the backup.(at least thats my fear)
So to cross check if everything is still backed up, I have to manually match the VM/ESX Drives to the Veeam Config via Veeam Console.

This is a major pain, uses up too much time and since a human is doing it, the possibility of making mistakes/omiting VMs etc... is existent.

I've seen this Diskfilter question several times now, and there was never a real answer.

I would be pleased if you could give me a straight answer:

Is it possible? If so, how?
or its not possible?


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Re: Export Job Configuration

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Felix,

I guess it is possible. All disks are enumerated one by one, so if you want to match SCSI (0:0) then it should be 2000 and so on:

Code: Select all

SCSI (0:1) - 2001
SCSI (0:2) - 2002 
...
SCSI (1:0) - 2015
Does it help?

Thanks.

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[MERGED] Exclude disk using Diskfilter?

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Is this possible? I would like to create a script to remove disk 0:15 from all jobs. I came across a few posts talking about diskfilter, but I've not thought of a way to turn that into a thing.

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Vitaliy S. wrote:Hello,

Yes, you can do that via Get-VBRJob | Export-VBRJob PowerShell command. This will export all jobs configurations into XML file, which can be used for your future comparison.

Hope it helps!
Does this still work? I'm running V6.5 and I just get "WARNING: Cmdlet is obsolete"
What would be the updated version of this?

Thanks!

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Re: Export Job Configuration

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Ah... nevermind. Got it:
get-vbrjob | Export-csv c:\out.txt

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Re: Export Job Configuration

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Hi
I try this and this is not good for me. I need all details exported bisouse i must create backup document for customer. I can create print screens but it takes to loong. :D

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Re: Export Job Configuration

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Then this predefined report should be a way to go > Job Configuration Dump

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Re: Export Job Configuration

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Not all of us can afford Veeam One. Is there another way to export job configuration details to a file so we can compare config settings between multiple jobs?

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Re: Export Job Configuration

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HI John,

You can find your answer further up in the thread:
Vitaliy S. wrote: Dec 10, 2010 10:23 am Yes, you can do that via Get-VBRJob | Export-VBRJob PowerShell command. This will export all jobs configurations into XML file, which can be used for your future comparison.
Here is the Veeam documentation for that cmdlet: Export-VBRJob

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Re: Export Job Configuration

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Hmm, this is for Export-VBRBackup an not for Job :|

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[MERGED] Job Ex- and Import possibilitys

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Hi,
I have set up a new V10 B&R Server. I like to Import some Jobs from my "old" B&R Server.
How can I do this ?

I found nothing to solve this theme and I don't want to restore a backupconfiguration.

Thanks.

Best regards
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Re: Export Job Configuration

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Before we dig deeper into scripting, can you tell me why configuration backup and restore is not an option here?

Also, what jobs settings have you modified and what left intact (should help isolate the script to transferring only specific values, if we stick to scripting eventually)?

Thanks!

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Re: Export Job Configuration

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I like to put some Jobs from Server A to the new one Server B. I dont want to restore or migrate all config and Jobs from Server A to B.
All settings by the choosen Jobs should be exported on Server A and imported to Server B.

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Re: Export Job Configuration

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There is a veeam SE that made a script for this : https://github.com/VeeamHub/powershell/ ... ossServers

But I can see he has not yet tested it with v10 so it might or might not work.

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Re: Export Job Configuration

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Thanks, I tryed it out, but initial there are too many Erros at Execution referenced to the HTML part

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Re: Export Job Configuration

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Hi, script author here. I haven't tried it yet with VB&R v10, but if you want we can take a look at the errors and see what we can do.

You can send me an email if you want: danilo.chiavari -at- veeam.com
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