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What am I doing wrong?

Post by robicon » Jun 04, 2013 8:01 pm

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asnp "VeeamPSSnapin"

$vmlist = Import-CSV C:\Scripts\create-servers.csv

# map out variables
$vmname = $item.name
$vcserver = $item.vcserver
$veeamjobname = "MMS-CORP"
$vbrjob = Get-VBRJob | Where {$_.Name -eq $veeamjobname}
$veeamserver = Get-VBRServer | Where {$_.Type -eq "VC"}



foreach ($item in $vmlist) {
write-host adding $item.name to Veeam Backup $item.backupjob
Add-VBRJobObject -Job $vbrjob -Server $veeamserver -Object $item.name | out-null
#just the test the varible
echo $item.backupjob  
}

This works but as soon as I replace $veeamjobname = "MMS-CORP" to $veeamjobname = item.backupjob it breaks.

here is the output

PS C:\Scripts> .\veeambu.ps1
adding dc02dbc01s04 to Veeam Backup MMS-CORP
Add-VBRJobObject : Cannot bind parameter 'Job'. Cannot convert the "MMS-CORP" value of type "System.String" to type
"Veeam.Backup.Core.CBackupJob".
At C:\Scripts\veeambu.ps1:18 char:23
+ Add-VBRJobObject -Job $veeamjobname -Server $veeamserver -Object $item.name | ou ...
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+ CategoryInfo : InvalidArgument: (:) [Add-VBRJobObject], ParameterBindingException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : CannotConvertArgumentNoMessage,Veeam.Backup.PowerShell.Command.AddVBRJobObject

MMS-CORP
adding dc02dbc01s05 to Veeam Backup MMS-CORP
Add-VBRJobObject : Cannot bind parameter 'Job'. Cannot convert the "MMS-CORP" value of type "System.String" to type
"Veeam.Backup.Core.CBackupJob".
At C:\Scripts\veeambu.ps1:18 char:23
+ Add-VBRJobObject -Job $veeamjobname -Server $veeamserver -Object $item.name | ou ...
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+ CategoryInfo : InvalidArgument: (:) [Add-VBRJobObject], ParameterBindingException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : CannotConvertArgumentNoMessage,Veeam.Backup.PowerShell.Command.AddVBRJobObject


any input is welcomed!

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Re: What am I doing wrong?

Post by tsightler » Jun 04, 2013 10:07 pm 1 person likes this post

You can't use the $item variable outside of the loop because don't actually define it until you start the loop so you're effectively just setting these values to NULL. It works when you manually enter the job name "by chance" because you're also not using the server name to actually find the vCenter server but rather are querying all servers and then filtering on the server that is the "VC" type (vCenter) which I assume you only have one of.

You need to move your variable assign logic into the loop if you want to use the values from the list.

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Re: What am I doing wrong?

Post by robicon » Jun 05, 2013 12:20 am

Thanks! that did it!

Just starting to learn powershell. This makes way more sense to me now! :)

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