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powershell script and user rights

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Hi

I have powershell script for VeeamZip backup:

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Add-PSSnapin VeeamPSSnapIn
$myRepository = "path to share folder"
$VM = Get-VBRServer -name "name of vcenter server" | Find-VBRViEntity -name "name of VM to backup" 
Start-VBRZip -folder $myRepository -Entity $VM 
exit
Shared folder is secured with domain user, I have problem with access denied error, but I dont know where to instert username and password in script. Server running VeeamBackup is on same domain.

Thank you very much

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Have you added the target repository to the backup console or you're trying to use a UNC path in your script?

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You should first map your Shared folder to PowerShell session by the means of New-PSDrive cmdlet:

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Add-PSSnapin VeeamPSSnapIn
New-PSDrive –Name myShare -PSProvider FileSystem -Root "Name of your share" -Credential domain\user
$Folder = “myShare:\”
$VM = Get-VBRServer -name "name of vcenter server" | Find-VBRViEntity -name "name of VM to backup" 
Start-VBRZip -folder $Folder  -Entity $VM
Note: Under -credential parameter you should specify a user account that has permission to perform this action. Type a user name, such as "Domain\User". When you do it, you will be prompted for a password.

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Backup repository is stored in Backup Infrastructure\Backup Ropositories with username and password, over GUI everything is ok (Type CIFS). In script ther is network path of repository. I dont know how to set password for this in script.

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If you’ve already added your shared folder as backup repository to VB&R console, then you can utilize a modified version of your original script:

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Add-PSSnapin VeeamPSSnapIn
$myRepository = Get-VBRBackupRepository -name "Name of your repository"
$VM = Get-VBRServer -name "name of vcenter server" | Find-VBRViEntity -name "name of VM to backup" 
Start-VBRZip -BackupRepository $myRepository -Entity $VM 
Anyway, either of proposed scripts are likely to meet your expectations.

Hope this helps.
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Very good, this works :-) Thank you very much for your help.

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Hi again :-)

Its possible to set backup folder located in repository ? I mean I have repository but in this repositry is more folders that I want to use. For example there is more jobs and I want sort this backup files in folders. Everything with VeeamZip.

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For doing it you have to use the first version of the script.

Let’s say, that your share is accessible under “192.168.0.1\share$” UNC path, and it has subfolder “Backup Job 1” to which you’re willing to veeamzip given VM, then, the aforesaid script should look like this:

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Add-PSSnapin VeeamPSSnapIn
New-PSDrive –Name myShare -PSProvider FileSystem -Root "192.168.0.1\share$" -Credential domain\user
$Folder = “myShare:\Backup Job 1”
$VM = Get-VBRServer -name "name of vcenter server" | Find-VBRViEntity -name "name of VM to backup" 
Start-VBRZip -folder $Folder -Entity $VM
Hope this helps.
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Hi

1. Error: The provider does not support the use of credentials. Perform the operation again without spec. credentials.

2. I need this without asking for password, this will be scheduled tasks.

Thx a lot for your help.

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First of all, it seems that you’re using an obsolete version of Powershell, where passing credentials to New-PSdrive wasn’t possible. Thus, please double check that you’re on the latest 3.0 version.

So, something like this should work fine:

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asnp VeeamPSSnapin
$username = "Your user’s name"
$PlainPassword = "Your user’s password"
$SecurePassword = $PlainPassword | ConvertTo-SecureString -AsPlainText -Force 
$Path = "Path to your share" # For instance, \\192.168.0.1
$cred = new-object System.Management.Automation.PSCredential -argumentlist $username, $SecurePassword
New-PSDrive –Name myShare -PSProvider FileSystem -Root $Path -Credential $Cred
$Folder = “myShare:\subfolder” # For instance, myShare:\Backup Job 1
$VM = Get-VBRServer -name "name of vcenter server" | Find-VBRViEntity -name "name of VM to backup" 
Start-VBRZip -folder $Folder -Entity $VM
Hope this helps.
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If you don't want to store the password in plain text I have a function you can put into your script to save it in an encrypted file.

http://thesurlyadmin.com/2012/10/03/sec ... -function/
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Script:

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asnp VeeamPSSnapin
$username = "domain\user"
$PlainPassword = "password"
$SecurePassword = $PlainPassword | ConvertTo-SecureString -AsPlainText -Force 
$Path = "\\1.2.3.4\backup" # For instance, \\1.2.3.4\backup
$cred = new-object System.Management.Automation.PSCredential -argumentlist $username, $SecurePassword
New-PSDrive –Name myShare -PSProvider FileSystem -Root $Path -Credential $Cred
$Folder = “myShare:\blspitest0001” # For instance, myShare\:blspitest0001
$VM = Get-VBRServer -name "vcenterserver" | Find-VBRViEntity -name "nameofvm" 
Start-VBRZip -folder $Folder -Entity $VM
shared folder is \\1.2.3.4\backup\blspitest0001

Error:

Backup repository is not accessible. [BLSPIBACKUP01] Failed to create directory 'myShare:\blspitest0001' The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect. Cannot create folder. Folder path: [myShare:\blspitest0001]. --tr:FC: Failed to create directory. Directory path: [myShare:\blspitest0001]. --tr:Failed to call DoRpc. CmdName: [FcCreateDir] inParam: [<InputArguments><DirName value="myShare:\blspitest0001" /></InputArguments>].

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You need to be sure that necessary read/write permissions are granted to the user account being used.

In order to check it, connect to the corresponding share manually, using specified user credentials, try to create a folder on it and see whether you will be allowed to do it.

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Hi

I can manualy write into this folder same as delete so I think there is problem in script, also tried with local user without domain.

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In fact, I’d tested abovementioned script prior to posting and everything seemed to work properly. Furthermore, I got the same error regarding backup repository being inaccessible when necessary permissions were not granted to corresponding user.

So, it’s hard to say why it doesn’t work in your case.

As a potential workaround you can try to use the following variant based on utilization of “net use”:

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Asnp VeeamPSSnapin
$password = "Your user’s password"
net use w: “Path to your share” /user:domain\user $password
$VM = Get-VBRServer -name "Name of your VC" | Find-VBRViEntity -name "Name of your VM"
$Folder = "w:\subfolder"
Start-VBRZip -folder $Folder -Entity $VM
net use w: /d


Hope this helps.
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Additionally, can you grant necessary permissions to the account under which Veeam Services are run and see whether the provided scripts work?

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This is for sure problem with rights, but I dont know why, becouse if I manualy copy to share folder everything is ok, service is running under the same admin as its setup for shared folder. Another solution is to setup more local repositories for example D:\backup\vmserver01, D:\backup\vmserver02 and run backup with working script without shared folder.

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No matter what I tried, I couldn't get the script to write to the share. My workaround is - in the loop for each VM

1) write backup locally
2) move to the share
3) remove backup from local destination.

Works great this way under the scheduled task - no issues with permissions.

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Some of the solutions such as granting sufficient permissions to computer account, etc. have been discussed in the adjacent thread; might be worth reviewing. Thanks.

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I've tried everything in this thread and a lot more - without succes. Trying to save backup to a share.

Even creating a network share on the same server I'm running the backup from with full rights - nothing works.
Only backing up to c:\ works - that is really strange.

Of course the solution nshurupova suggests will work, but it is not very elegant, and will take up a lot of space.

I using Windows 2012 R2 servers and Veeam Free 9.5. From the console everything works fine - only powershell is the problem.

Do you have any new suggestions, about how to solve this?

The script I'm currently using.
Add-PSSnapin VeeamPSSnapIn

$username = "domain\username"
$PlainPassword = "password"
$SecurePassword = $PlainPassword | ConvertTo-SecureString -AsPlainText -Force
$Path = "\\hyperv04\veeamtest"
$cred = new-object System.Management.Automation.PSCredential -argumentlist $username, $SecurePassword
New-PSDrive –Name B -PSProvider FileSystem -Root $Path -Credential $Cred
$Folder = “B:\”

$VM = Find-VBRHvEntity -Name VM -Server localhost
Start-VBRZip -folder $Folder -Entity $VM

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Honestly, I'm not aware of any other solutions besides providing sufficient privileges for both backup service and computer accounts. Thanks.

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