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Re: Powershell to get list of VM's in a Veeam backup job

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chris.childerhose wrote:Now this fixes it but why does this command list all repositories versus per job -
$repo = (Get-VBRBackupRepository | ?{$_.HostId -eq $job.TargetHostId -and $_.Path -eq $job.TargetDir}).name
I don't know, it works fine for me. At first guess I'm thinking you are possibly using SMB/CIFS/DDboost repos with the gateway set to "auto" which technically means they are all owned by the same host and perhaps even using the same path. Since the line above is matching the TargetHostId and TargetDir that's one scenario that would lead to duplicates.

Honestly though, that feels like a pretty complex way to get repo information when you already have the job object right there. I'd suggest just deleting those two lines dealing with the repository completely and replacing it with the following much simpler solution:

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$jobOptions | Add-Member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name "Repository" -value $job.GetTargetRepository().Name
Should be way more efficient and won't have any problem returning mulitple repos or anything like that no matter what (or at least it shouldn't).

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Re: Powershell to get list of VM's in a Veeam backup job

Post by chris.childerhose »

I removed those 2 lines and added the line you suggested. Works much better and lists only the job repository versus all of them for the backup host. Thanks again! 8)
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Re: Powershell to get list of VM's in a Veeam backup job

Post by chris.childerhose »

One more request for my script. There is a line that tries to retrieve the credentials for the VSS Options but it is coming up blank -

$jobOptions | Add-Member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name "VSS Username" -Value $($job | get-vbrjobvssoptions).credentials.username

I believe the end part in bold is wrong. What would be the correct syntax as I haven't found anything useful in the Powershell help or online.

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Re: Powershell to get list of VM's in a Veeam backup job

Post by veremin »

Try something like this. It's sort of creative workaround. Unfortunately, I don't know the easier way.

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$jobOptions | Add-Member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name "VSS Username" -Value [Veeam.Backup.Core.CJobCredentials]::Get($Job.Id).CredentialsInfo.Credentials.UserName
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Re: Powershell to get list of VM's in a Veeam backup job

Post by chris.childerhose »

Tried changing that line and got this error -

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Add-Member : The SecondValue parameter is not necessary for a member of type "NoteProperty", and should not be
specified. Do not specify the SecondValue parameter when you add members of this type.
At C:\Util\VeeamJobDetail.ps1:132 char:16
+     $jobOptions | Add-Member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name "VSS Username" -Value [ ...
+    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidOperation: (:) [Add-Member], InvalidOperationException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Value2ShouldNotBeSpecified,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.AddMemberCommand
So not sure if that works correctly.
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Re: Powershell to get list of VM's in a Veeam backup job

Post by veremin »

Try to put the provided portion into the brackets and see whether it makes any difference?

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$jobOptions | Add-Member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name "VSS Username" -Value ([Veeam.Backup.Core.CJobCredentials]::Get($Job.Id).CredentialsInfo.Credentials.UserName)
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Re: Powershell to get list of VM's in a Veeam backup job

Post by chris.childerhose »

That worked thank you. I also had to add the -join construct as some jobs had more than one credential and it did not show properly. Full line is this with the changed part in bold -

$jobOptions | Add-Member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name "VSS Username" -Value ([Veeam.Backup.Core.CJobCredentials]::Get($Job.Id).CredentialsInfo.Credentials.UserName -join ",")
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Re: Powershell to get list of VM's in a Veeam backup job

Post by veremin »

Yep, in case of multiple credentials -join parameter should be used. As to getting credentials with the use of ID, we understand that current approach is far from ideal (it's more or less workaround), and plan to add -ID parameter to Get-VBRCredentials in the future. Thanks.

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[MERGED] : List VMs names in a job

Post by sergio.alegre »

My first post here. Wish the first of many others.

I have review the cmdlets list, and i'm not able to find how lo make a list with VM name in a job.

Do you know how can i get the VM list on a single job (i have a lot of jobs):

Get-VBRJob | Where {$_.Name -like "SPB*"}

Thanks in advance

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Re: Powershell to get list of VM's in a Veeam backup job

Post by PTide »

Hi,

You topic has been merged. Please see this post. Kindly use forum search engine prior to posting - it's possible that your question (or similar) has been already answered.

Should you have any questions please let us know.

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Re: Powershell to get list of VM's in a Veeam backup job

Post by the_mentor »

I am looking for a way to list all VMs including ones in Vmware Folders but it seems that GetObjectsInJob() and Get-VBRJobObject list the folder name not the VMs inside that folder.
Is there a way to get a list of VMs inside the folder?
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Re: Powershell to get list of VM's in a Veeam backup job

Post by nefes »

You may use VMware PowerCLI to get the list of VMs in container, that is found with Get-VBRJobObject.

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Re: Powershell to get list of VM's in a Veeam backup job

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Hi All

I'm using the scripts in this post to grab job details, but I'd also like to know whether SAN Snapshots are enabled for each job. I've inserted the following line:

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$jobOptions | Add-Member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name "Storage Snapshots" -Value $job.SanIntegrationOptions.UseSanSnapshots
But the results are blank. Could someone point out where I'm going wrong? (Powershell newbie)

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Re: Powershell to get list of VM's in a Veeam backup job

Post by veremin »

You seem to have missed Options root property. Try the following example:

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$jobOptions | Add-Member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name "Storage Snapshots" -Value $job.Options.SanIntegrationOptions.UseSanSnapshots
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Re: Powershell to get list of VM's in a Veeam backup job

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Hi - your code is exactly the same as mine, unless I've missed something?

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Re: Powershell to get list of VM's in a Veeam backup job

Post by veremin »

Apologize. I hadn't been fast enough to update the code before you spotted. :)

The missing part was .Options. between $Job and .SanIntegrationOptions.

Thanks.

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Re: Powershell to get list of VM's in a Veeam backup job

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Ha - perfect, thanks and appreciated..

Cheers, James

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Re: Powershell to get list of VM's in a Veeam backup job

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Sorry, one more thing! As well as the options for each job (which is working great), I'm trying to get a count of VMs within each job tagged on the end (not 'objects' per-se, as it may well list a folder as an object). Could someone help out with adding this?

Thanks again in advance..

Cheers, James

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Re: Powershell to get list of VM's in a Veeam backup job

Post by veremin »

So, what is selected as a job source - individual VMs or container, such as folder, resource pool and so on? Based on the source settings, the approach might vary. Thanks.

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Re: Powershell to get list of VM's in a Veeam backup job

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Hi - All our jobs are based on folders thanks.. there are sub-folders of course..

Thanks for the help on this..

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Re: Powershell to get list of VM's in a Veeam backup job

Post by nielsengelen » 1 person likes this post

The following script counts the VM's within a folder in a job:

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$jobs = Get-VBRJob -Name "BACKUPJOBWITHFOLDERS"

$vms = 0
$objects = $jobs.GetObjectsInJob()
$type = $objects.GetObject().Type

foreach ($object in $objects) {
    $type = $object.GetObject().Type
               
    if ($type -eq "VM") {
        $vms++
    } else {
        $jvm = Find-VBRViEntity -VMsAndTemplates -Server (Get-VBRServer) | Where { $_.VmFolderName -eq $object.Name }
    }
}

foreach ($vm in $jvm) {
    $vms++
}

Write-Output $vms
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[MERGED] Using Powershell to get backup job AD account ?

Post by albertwt »

Hi All,

I was looking for a way to get the list of the Backup job and its Service account / credentials that is in use with Veeam Powershell.
Is that possible ?

Because my predecessor was setting all of the backup job (~78 in total) with DOMAIN\Administrator which now has to be changed with the proper service account.
Any help on the Powershell script would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Powershell to get list of VM's in a Veeam backup job

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Hi,

Please check this post

Thanks

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Re: Powershell to get list of VM's in a Veeam backup job

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Hello,

Is there a way i can get a copy of the finished script?

Thank you

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Re: Powershell to get list of VM's in a Veeam backup job

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Can you provide an answer to the question asked above - what is selected as backup job source? Container or individual VMs?

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Re: Powershell to get list of VM's in a Veeam backup job

Post by SeRo »

Hello everyone,

I am working on a powershell script to export the following parameter:

- List all backup jobs
- List all VMs in each backup job
- List the size of each VM based on the size which is shown in the backup editing screen while adding a new virtual machine.

Can someone help me? All I get is a list with all backup jobs with the last "processed data". But thats not what I want.

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Re: Powershell to get list of VM's in a Veeam backup job

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SeRo wrote: Sep 10, 2018 8:59 am Hello everyone,

I am working on a powershell script to export the following parameter:

- List all backup jobs
- List all VMs in each backup job
- List the size of each VM based on the size which is shown in the backup editing screen while adding a new virtual machine.

Can someone help me? All I get is a list with all backup jobs with the last "processed data". But thats not what I want.
Try this:

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Get-VBRJob | ?{$_.JobType -eq "Backup"} | %{
	$JobName = $_.Name
	$_ | Get-VBRJobObject | ?{$_.Object.Type -eq "VM"} | Select @{ L="Job"; E={$JobName}}, Name, @{ L="Size"; E={$_.ApproxSizeString}} | Sort -Property Job, Name
}

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Re: Powershell to get list of VM's in a Veeam backup job

Post by albertwt »

Lidaza,

Can you also please share the script to list the available restore points or the backup retention ?
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