VSS Options and Credentials for child objects

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VSS Options and Credentials for child objects

Veeam Logoby tsightler » Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:46 pm 3 people like this post

I wanted to post this here for future reference in case I or anyone else needs this in the future as it's come up several times over the years. There are already code examples for setting VSS options for the job, and for individual objects in the job, however, in some cases the job object is a parent contain object such as a folder, resource pool, or datastore, however, you may need to set specific VSS options or credentials on child objects of the contain. This is very easy with the GUI, but it's non-obvious how to accomplish this via Powershell. At first it didn't even seem possible but after a little playing around, it turned out to be quite easy, just find the object, add it to the job, then set it's type to a VSSChild and then set the VSS options for the object. Since the object type has been converted to a VssChild type it will no show up as explicitly included in the job, but will show up with explicit VSS options just like the GUI. Here's the code to do that:

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$job = Get-VBRJob -Name <Job_Name>
$vm = Get-VBRViEntity -Name <VM_Name>
Add-VBRViJobObject -Job $job -Entities $vm
$newoij = Get-VBRJobObject -Job $Job -Name $vm.Name
$newoij.Info.Type = [Veeam.Backup.Model.CDbObjectInJobInfo+EType]::VssChild
$newoij.VssOptions.Enabled = $false
Set-VBRJobObjectVssOptions -Object $newoij -Options $newoij.VssOptions

The code above disables VSS processing for a single child object in the job but you can change any of the VssOptions for the object prior to running the Set-VBRJobObjectVssOptions cmdlet.
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