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BVR Jobs export

Post by VirtualGuillaume » Oct 04, 2016 1:37 pm

Hi all,
is there a way to export all backup jobs (name, schedule ...), and only backup jobs ....
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Re: BVR Jobs export

Post by foggy » Oct 04, 2016 2:09 pm

Guillaume, could you please describe your scenario, why do you want to export the jobs? Have you considered using configuration backup?

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Re: BVR Jobs export

Post by VirtualGuillaume » Oct 04, 2016 2:42 pm

thx for answering me.

I only need to export backups, to import them in an another VBR server and nothing else.... is that possible ?
Using the "configuration backup", I'll retrieve Repositories, proxyes ....

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Re: BVR Jobs export

Post by foggy » Oct 04, 2016 2:47 pm

Got it. Then you can do this with the help of PowerShell, by first getting existing job settings and then passing them to a newly created jobs on another Veeam B&R server.

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Re: BVR Jobs export

Post by VirtualGuillaume » Oct 04, 2016 2:53 pm

ok, it is then possible to get all backup jobs from a VBR server, and to push those jobs to an another VBR server using "powershell + Veeam cmdlet" ?

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Re: BVR Jobs export

Post by foggy » Oct 04, 2016 2:55 pm

Correct.

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[MERGED] Export Backup job config and import to different Veeam server

Post by joew@rdvcorp.com » Apr 11, 2019 2:56 pm

Veeam support (case 03507044) has confirmed as of April 2019 with B&R 9.5 Update4 that "Unfortunately, there is no way to save the configuration of a single backup job and transfer it between different Veeam installations. If you were going to keep it on the same Veeam server, there is the 'clone job' option."
Our scenario for wanting to do this is we have a Production Veeam server onsite and a DR Veeam server offsite. We are moving our VMWare VMs from our Production vCenter to our DR vCenter and hence a different Veeam Backup server. So as it stands, it looks like I am stuck with manually creating new backup jobs.
Creating this post per Veeam support suggestion that "you could mention something like that on our forums: https://forums.veeam.com/ Many of our lead developers pay attention to the forum posts, so you may be able to get some attention to this issue there."

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Re: Export Backup job config and import to different Veeam server

Post by wishr » Apr 11, 2019 3:26 pm

Hi Joe,

First, welcome to Veeam Community Forums and thanks for posting your question!

Second, indeed our Forums is the right place for posting your feedback, ideas, feature requests, etc. So I'd like to thank you for your request and the detailed use-case description - they are noted.

Regards,
Fedor

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Re: BVR Jobs export

Post by foggy » Apr 12, 2019 4:29 pm

Hi Joe, this is actually possible with the help of PowerShell (look at the Get-VBRConfigurationBackupJob and Set-VBRConfigurationBackupJob cmdlets).

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Re: BVR Jobs export

Post by joew@rdvcorp.com » Apr 12, 2019 5:32 pm

When I run this command (get-VBRConfigurationBackupJob), I get a return with Name of "Backup Configuration Job" which I am assuming is the Veeam system configuration backup (set via B&R Console drop-down of Configuration backup) and not the individual Veeam backup jobs.

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Re: BVR Jobs export

Post by foggy » Apr 12, 2019 5:40 pm

Sorry, looked in the wrong place, Get-VBRJobOptions and Set-VBRJobOptions are the correct ones.

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Re: BVR Jobs export

Post by joew@rdvcorp.com » Apr 12, 2019 5:56 pm

Thank you. When I run command (get-vbrjob -name "BACKUPNAME"), I do get a return of the various job options. What do I add to this command to export the results to a file and then have the set-vbroptions command read this file? I am weak on Windows Powershell which is referenced via <commonparameters>.
One of the items that will change in the job options is the Backup repository when restoring to the different Veeam server. I am assuming that "TargetDir" is the parameter that I must change when using Set-VBROptions?

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Re: BVR Jobs export

Post by veremin » Apr 13, 2019 11:32 am 1 person likes this post

Just a quick question - do you want DR backup server to be identical to production one? If so, why not to replicate production machine or at least backup and restore its configuration?

If you're after transferring configuration of single job, then, you will need to:

- Connect to production backup server, using Connect-VBRServer cmdlet
- Get a job configuration of which you want to transfer, using Get-VBRJob cmdlet; leverage -Name parameter to get a specific job
- Get job settings, using Get-VBRJobOptions cmdlet
- Assign the settings to a variable
- Connect to DR backup server
- Get a backup job to which the assigned settings should be applied
- Apply the settings, using Set-VBRJobOptions cmdlet

If you experience any problem with scripting, feel free to create new thread in the dedicated PowerShell subforum.

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[MERGED] Export Config Backup Job

Post by GianlucaCroci » Jun 07, 2019 8:37 am

Good Morning,
I know that's not possible, but for a future version could you evaluate to add the possibility to Export (and Import too) the configuration of a Backup Job?
At the moment I can Clone a Job, but I think it could be interesting to do an Export/Import too.

Perhaps the same for the Others Job too (Backup Copy, File Copy, Tape).

Thanks a lot.
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Re: Export Config Backup Job

Post by Shestakov » Jun 07, 2019 11:06 am

Hello Gianluca,
Could you describe your use case?
Veeam ONE has Job Configuration Dump report which provides configuration details for Veeam Backup & Replication jobs.
You cannot import the settings, but the report still be helpful for you.
Thanks

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Re: Export Config Backup Job

Post by GianlucaCroci » Jun 07, 2019 11:18 am

it's just a question, or better, a request of a new feauture.
At the moment I've ~40 "Backup Jobs" of which 4-5 Jobs are Disabled.
I'd like to Export the configuration of these Jobs and delete them from the Veeam Jobs (just to have a clean view... for me and for my collegues that they don't use the Software each day).
If in the future I'll need them, I'll Import.

What I want is something that looks like the Clone, but I don't want to duplicate the job... but Export it, to Import it when I'll needed it.

I don't know if I explained myself.

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Re: Export Config Backup Job

Post by Shestakov » Jun 07, 2019 11:22 am

I've got it, the request makes sense.
We've taken it into account.

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Re: Export Config Backup Job

Post by GianlucaCroci » Jun 07, 2019 11:26 am

OK, thanks a lot :-)

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Re: BVR Jobs export

Post by foggy » Jun 07, 2019 1:56 pm

Hi Gianluca, please review the thread above, should give you some hints. Thanks!

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Re: BVR Jobs export

Post by GianlucaCroci » Jun 07, 2019 1:59 pm

Hi Alexander,
thanks a lot, I'll review it and give you a feed back.

Kind regards

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