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Hi,

I Setup a backup job to backup a VM
Then I setup a Backup Copy job, Add the BackupJOB as an object to the Backup-Copy-Job (so when the backup finishes it will call the backupcopyjob)

When i run queries on the job. i can't read the objects. so i can't figure out what copy job is associated to what job.
I noticed that these copy jobs are called "SimpleBackupCopyPolicy"

in the GUI, the Backup copy job has 1 Object (the backup job)
But when I do these they all return nothing...
Get-VBRJobobject -job $job
$job.LinkedJobs
$job.linkedjobids.guid <-- this works when its a backupsync type of job.
$job.GetObjectsInJob()

The only way I can figure out what copyjob the job is associated to is to read the last session and get the "name" . The name appears to include both jobnames
So "Daily30Local\Daily30offsite" then I split the name in half and use the name to backupjob info.
I don't really like this ... I'm sure there is a way to read objects that are included in the SimpleBackupCopyJob. (i can read objects in syncjob)

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Re: Get Objects from Backup Copy Job -

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Hi Anthony,

Check the solution provided here.

Thanks!
Oleg

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Post by aantonacci@shci.ca »

! ! I was looking for this morning. (PS commands and search on this website)

Didn't Find it!

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$workerJobs = $job.GetWorkerJobs() 
foreach ($workerJob in $workerJobs) {
  $workerJob.LinkedJobIds
}
Did the job!!

Thanks so much!

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Re: Get Objects from Backup Copy Job -

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No problem. Glad to help you!

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Re: Get Objects from Backup Copy Job -

Post by VKay3 »

Good Morning, I am having a similar problem to the OP, except this solution did not quite resolve the issue for me.

Using

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$job = Get-VBRJob -Name 'CopyJob'
$workerJobs = $jobs.GetWorkerJobs() 
foreach ($workerJob in $workerJobs) {
  $workerJob.LinkedJobIds
}
will get me to the job in the Backup Copy repository, but does not get me to the sometimes multiple objects contained within the job that I want to report on.

We are using mirror backup copy jobs that are triggered as restore points are created. I already report on the local backups, but my team would also like to see the confirmation of start/end datetime when the backup copy job for each VM completed. Once I get to the main job inside the repository, what is the next command/method to retrieve the objects inside the job with each's associated data (start/end time, name, data transferred, etc)?

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Re: Get Objects from Backup Copy Job -

Post by oleg.feoktistov »

Hi Kayce,

If you mean objects included into a source job, you need to get them directly from a source job.
A complete loop would look like that:

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$job = Get-VBRJob -Name 'BACKUP-COPY-MIRROR'
$workerJobs = $job.GetWorkerJobs() 
$allObjects = @()
foreach ($workerJob in $workerJobs) {
  $jobIds = $workerJob.LinkedJobIds
  foreach ($jobId in $jobIds) {
    $sourceJob = Get-VBRJob | where {$_.Id -eq $jobId}
    $objects = Get-VBRJobObject -Job $sourceJob
    $allObjects += $objects
  }
}
Thanks,
Oleg

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This is about as far as I had been able to get on my own. When I pull the VBRObject, it does not seem to include the date information I can queue off to see how many backup copies were taken and when on a specific VM/copy.

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Re: Get Objects from Backup Copy Job -

Post by oleg.feoktistov » 1 person likes this post

That's a whole different story. Dynamic data is held in sessions/task sessions. Here is an example for last job session:

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$job = Get-VBRJob -Name 'Mirror to SOBR*'
$workerJobs = $job.GetWorkerJobs() 
$allObjects = @()
foreach ($workerJob in $workerJobs) {
  $session = $workerJob.FindLastSession()
  $taskSessions = Get-VBRTaskSession -Session $session | select Name, @{n='StartTimeUTC';e={$_.Progress.StartTimeUTC}}, ` 
  @{n='StopTimeUTC';e={$_.Progress.StopTimeUTC}}, @{n='TransferedSize';e={$_.Progress.TransferedSize}}
  $allObjects += $taskSessions
}
$allObjects 

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Re: Get Objects from Backup Copy Job -

Post by VKay3 »

I think this was just what I needed! I should have come here sooner seeking assistance!! You are awesome :)

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Re: Get Objects from Backup Copy Job -

Post by dcastera »

Hi,
I need to list the full path of the files in a backup copy job, the closests I get is get de .vbk file of the vm an vapp, but not the full path. do any one have a powershell script to get this?
thanks in adavance

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Re: Get Objects from Backup Copy Job -

Post by oleg.feoktistov »

Hi Daniel,

You may find this script useful. Although, it might get a bit tricky if it comes to Scale-Out repositories, but feel free to ask any questions if needed.

Thanks,
Oleg

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Re: Get Objects from Backup Copy Job -

Post by dcastera »

Hi Oleg, thanks for your reply
I have already tried that script but it did not work for me, it is probably as you say, the files are in a scale-out, and therefore it does not work correctly. What do you recommend me?

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Re: Get Objects from Backup Copy Job -

Post by oleg.feoktistov »

Hi Daniel,

Can you, please, elaborate on the exact problem? I tried the very same script explicitly on jobs targeted to SOBR with multiple extents and it worked. The only thing that might feel confusing is displaying storages, whose block were copied/moved to capacity tier. As per SOBR architecture, when offloading data to capacity tier, backup files with metadata are also preserved on source extents. So, powershell refers the location of these preserved dummy files rather than data blocks themselves. The property, which might help you recognise offloaded ones is ExternalContentMode:

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$backup = Get-VBRBackup 'Backup to SOBR'
$restorePoints = Get-VBRRestorePoint -Backup $backup
foreach ($restorePoint in $restorePoints) {
   $storage  = $restorePoint.FindStorage()
   $storage | select @{n='Path';e={$_.PartialPath.ToString()}}, ExternalContentMode
}
So, to the custom object in the script I referenced above you would need to add:

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storageMode = $restorePoint.FindStorage().ExternalContentMode
The caveat here is that it doesn't work with restore points copied to capacity tier - content mode stays internal.
But we are planning to allow retrieving restore points from cloud tiers specifically in one of the post-v11 releases.

Hope it helps,
Oleg

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