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Best way to retrieve data from Veeam using a Linux host

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Hi All,

I'm working on gathering statistics for backup health. I'm trying several methods, and had previously written a script in Powershell 5.1 using the PSSnapin.

In an effort to move to remote working, I've looked at trying to get Powershell Core working (doesn't) and also VeeamEM API (can get some info. Jobs and Backups reporting 403 Forbidden.)

Is there any way of doing this presently?

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Re: Best way to retrieve data from Veeam using a Linux host

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Independant of Veeam, did you managed to open a remote powershell connection from Linux to your Windows environment and run some generic powershell commands?

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I've not managed to get WinRM based working, and was trying to avoid installing Powershell Core on the remote for now as wanted as light a touch solution as possible. Obviously, Powershell Core 7 with rights ports open should allow remote ps session over SSH.

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Re: Best way to retrieve data from Veeam using a Linux host

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Hello Stephen,
I am a huge Linux advocate, all the work I do around API is always Linux-based. Since Veeam Backup and Replication v11, Veeam includes a native RESTful API, on port 9419/swagger.

The API, which of course is still a work in progress, includes already a lot of useful endpoints, to create jobs, repositories, see job sessions, etc. Better for you to take a look: If in doubt about how to get to start using this, wrote a whitepaper with a fellow Solutions Architect, link here.

An example of what you can achieve with Veeam APIs + Linux + other OSE Monitoring Projects, is here.

Please ping me if you have any doubt.
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Re: Best way to retrieve data from Veeam using a Linux host

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steve-block wrote: Apr 19, 2022 8:42 pm Obviously, Powershell Core 7 with rights ports open should allow remote ps session over SSH.
The only way really is REST as explained perfectly by Jorge.
As for Powershell core there are limitations in place which won’t really allow you to run what you need.

Details in this thread: powershell-f26/veeam-11-powershell-modu ... 75751.html
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I have direct messaged Jorge, and in addition we now have a case open for our issue, as I suspect we may have a fault with the installation / configuration somewhere.

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For reference, the raised case is: 05398629

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Still not resolved, but now able to get connectivity out to veeam.com from the VBR Enterprise Manager, so continuing the case with support.

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Re: Best way to retrieve data from Veeam using a Linux host

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New support case ID raised as old was closed: 05486713

Same issue being observed.

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Re: Best way to retrieve data from Veeam using a Linux host

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Thank you,
Let me take a look at the notes. No firewall or anything blocking the curl?

An API it is really an HTTP call and it will behave similar, in terms of responses, with a 200 response if okay, or 400, 500, etc.

Let me check the case.
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Thanks Jorge. I've got logs ready for upload, but need customer or support to create the SFTP.

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jorgedlcruz wrote: Jun 15, 2022 6:49 pm ...
No firewall or anything blocking the curl?

An API it is really an HTTP call and it will behave similar, in terms of responses, with a 200 response if okay, or 400, 500, etc.
...
API calls for other functions work as expected, so absolutely certain no firewall issues. We get 200 responses for certain requests, and 403 for other ones.

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Logs are now on the case, and I am seeking allocation of an engineer to investigate.

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Good news then Stephen, appreciated all the work on the issue.

Let's see what the Engineers can find.
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