Veeam 8 Free & Powershell: License is not installed error

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Veeam 8 Free & Powershell: License is not installed error

Veeam Logoby h311m4n » Fri Nov 14, 2014 1:26 pm

Hello,

So I was happy when I saw on the chart that compares Veeam 8 Free vs. Paid that all versions of Veeam 8 support powershell. I was finally going to be able to automate one particular job for which we use the free edition where I work.

I've come up with a nice script that does everything I want it to do but when I issue this command:

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Find-VBRViEntity -Name $vm_name_to_zip | Start-VBRZip -Folder "G:\" -Compression 5


I get an error thrown which states:

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Unable to start the VeeamZIP job. License is not installed


I am however able to issue commands like GET-VBRServer or Get-VBRViEntity to retrieve information as well as manuall launch the Zip Job.

So I'm wondering:

1. Is powershell support in the free edition of Veeam 8 a sort of "freemium" where some commands work and some don't?
2. Or is it simply that I am missing something an a "free" license key needs to be installed?

Thanks in advance for the support,

Marc
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Re: Veeam 8 Free & Powershell: License is not installed erro

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Fri Nov 14, 2014 1:54 pm

Our Free Edition is designed to be ad-hoc VM backup and restore tool, so some PowerShell cmdlets are purposely disabled to prevent automating certain tasks. Those include commands for job execution, restore operations, etc. Thanks!
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Re: Veeam 8 Free & Powershell: License is not installed erro

Veeam Logoby h311m4n » Fri Nov 14, 2014 2:06 pm

Thanks for the quick reply v.Eremin. Duely noted.
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