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Veeam 10 Powershell Module?

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With the release of Veeam 10, I see that they have added over 200 new cmdlets for PowerShell. Anyone know if they are still just using the PSSnapin or is there an actual module now? As Powershell core no longer supports snappins. It would be great if there was a module, otherwise, I am stuck using Windows Powershell for Veeam.

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Re: Veeam 10 Powershell Module?

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Hello,
unfortunately there is no module today. But we see more and more requests providing a module because of the situation you describe (I cannot give a timeline when this will be solved).

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Re: Veeam 10 Powershell Module?

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Another thing to add here is 5.1 is the last non-core version of Powershell. Get past that and snap-ins aren’t going to work at all.
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Re: Veeam 10 Powershell Module?

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Correct, but Windows PowerShell still exists as the default installation even on Windows Server 2019.

You know me and my opinion Jim :), and I back a module 200%, but I wanted to make the point that any other version of PowerShell is a manual/additional installation.

We still absolutely need a module, but the snap-in does at least work for the default PowerShell install for any Windows machine with the console installed. We just can’t support it on Core, PowerShell on other OSes, and the upcoming PowerShell 7 (woohoo!).

Again, just making the points. You know that I absolutely back this need.
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Re: Veeam 10 Powershell Module?

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Yes, where can we vote on this idea so that it can be implemented in the next software release?
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Re: Veeam 10 Powershell Module?

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Hi @albertwt,

You just did.
In fact, we know it is a highly needed one and its implementation is under discussion. Though, cannot advise on any ETA yet.

Thanks,
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one more vote for veeam powershell module

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Re: Veeam 10 Powershell Module?

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oleg.feoktistov wrote: Mar 09, 2020 12:02 am Hi @albertwt,

You just did.
In fact, we know it is a highly needed one and its implementation is under discussion. Though, cannot advise on any ETA yet.

Thanks,
Oleg
Hello Oleg,

Please if possible keep in mind advanced users who are safely and productively using the unsupported objects and methods. For example if it was only possible to use the specifically documented cmdlets it would be a large regression and very sad.

As always thank you!

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Re: Veeam 10 Powershell Module?

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I think when we finally get our hands on PowerShell module implementation, all unsupported objects and methods (like those requiring assembly load) will have to go away.

That's said, we will still try implement supported alternative for popular workarounds users are leveraging at the moment.

Thanks!

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Powershell - VEEAM Enterprise 9.5

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Hi...VEEAM newbie here: We have the Enterprise 9.5.

Would like to run VEEAM Powershell cmdlets from my own workstation in Powershell 5.1 within Visual Studio Code
After looking around it looks as if there may be a SnapIn available only if I have a VEEAM Backup client installed on my Window 10 machine.
Are there still plans to convert the SnapIn to a module?
Can anyone suggest the best approach? Thanks. --- L

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Re: Veeam 10 Powershell Module?

Post by oleg.feoktistov »

Hi Lawrence and Welcome to our Community Forums!

Moving your post to the existing topic. Kindly see our replies above.
As for possible workarounds, you can try this unsupported method or use implicit remoting from your local machine to the server hosting VBR console.

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Re: Veeam 10 Powershell Module?

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Thanks Oleg... saw the unsupported method, and will try at some point, especially if a module is not available in the near term. Many thanks. Best wishes. --- L

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VeeamPSSnapin as module for PoSh 7

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Hello,
for some comfort I would like to use PoSh 7 instead of 5.1.
Is there already a module version for VeeamPSSnapin released - or is there any tweak to re-use Cmdlet "Add-PSSnapin" in PoSh 7?

Thank You!
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Re: Veeam 10 Powershell Module?

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Hi @real_tarantoga,

Merged your post with the existing discussion. Please see the answers above.
Overall, no ps module for VBR in v11. We are still working on this.

Thanks,
Oleg

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Re: Veeam 10 Powershell Module?

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Thank You ;)

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Re: Veeam 10 Powershell Module?

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veremin wrote: Mar 24, 2020 7:55 pm I think when we finally get our hands on PowerShell module implementation, all unsupported objects and methods (like those requiring assembly load) will have to go away.

That's said, we will still try implement supported alternative for popular workarounds users are leveraging at the moment.

Thanks!
Hello...is it still possible to load assembly and use unsupported objects and methods in v11?

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Re: Veeam 10 Powershell Module?

Post by oleg.feoktistov » 1 person likes this post

Hi Eugene,

Yes, it remains possible and unsupported.

Thanks,
Oleg

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