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powershell-pre and post-scripts

Post by oliverL » Nov 13, 2018 10:21 pm

Hi there!

so - i'm using a pretty... unsupported lab here :-)

6.7 U1 vCenter with ESXi on 6.7 U1.

For one VM i enabled HW-Passtrough to put a GPU and USB-Controller trough it (using this ESXi as a Workstation :P ). Ofcourse i can't snapshot a VM to which i passtrough stuff. Therefore i need to shut it down and afterwards reboot the whole ESXi or else i can't start the workstation VM due to the GPU Passtrough.

So i decided to create two Powershell Scripts and imported the following into my powershell profile under my veeam service account:

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Write-Host "Hello my friend, come in and listen for a while...."
Import-Module VMware.PowerCLI
Connect-VIServer vcsa-01.lab.local
I've also created a VICredentialStoreItem for the veeam service account, so that i don't need to use passwords in scripts.

my pre-job script contains the following:

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Connect-VIServer vcsa-01.lab.local
get-vm ol-workstation | stop-vm -Confirm $false
but the Veeam Job doesn't seem to execute the script because it is staying in "Running Pre-Job Scripts" (15 Minutes seems to be the timeout... - can you change the timeout-values for testing?)

the same with my reboot skript.

Is there something missing or should i load the whole stuff in each script and not in the powershell profile variable?

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Re: powershell-pre and post-scripts

Post by Andreas Neufert » Nov 14, 2018 8:07 am

Hi Oliver, thanks for the request.
Please find the registry values that you have to implement on the Backup Server. Afterwards please restart the "Veeam Backup Service".

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Veeam\Veeam Backup and Replication\

Default value: 15 * 60

Default value: 15 * 60

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