[Feature Request] Powershell backup scripts (Prefreeze...)

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[Feature Request] Powershell backup scripts (Prefreeze...)

Veeam Logoby chas0rde » Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:44 am

Hello everyone,
a lot of times this annoys me: When having to add a Pre-Freeze/Post-Thaw/Pre-Job/Post-Job script only very limited file types are supported
We do most our scripting in Powershell due to its versatility.
Currently we have to add a second script (bat) that calls the actual ps1 script.

This has several disadvantages:

1) Errorlevels have to be maintained accross both scripts
2) for Pre-Freeze/Post-Thaw only the bat is copied to the VM and the PS1 has to be placed somewhere reachable by the VM (or manually copied to the VM beforehand). This makes script maintenance difficult

Why is ps1 not supported right away?
This would be a great feature.

Another good feature would be suitable documentation of the scripting stuff.
Currently only the basic configuration is documented (which could also be done by a blind monkey since the UI is clear on that) but no details on implications like:

1) Credentials scripts run with
2) How/where scripts are executed (Veeamserver or VM?, Copied or copy before?)
3) ...

All of this has to be figured out by intense googling :P

Why not document this properly and have happier users ;)

Best regards
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Re: [Feature Request] Powershell backup scripts (Prefreeze..

Veeam Logoby chas0rde » Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:23 am

Also it would be real handy to be able to supply parameters to each script using variables (e.g. $jobname, $vmname, et cetera) to be able to create more modular scripts
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