Add-VBRAmazonS3ExternalRepository

Short Description

Adds Amazon S3 object storage as an external repository.

Applies to

Platform: VMware, Hyper-V

Product Edition: Standard, Enterprise, Enterprise Plus, Veeam Universal License

Syntax

Add-VBRAmazonS3ExternalRepository -AmazonS3Folder <VBRAmazonS3Folder> -Connection <VBRAmazonS3ExternalConnection>[-Name <string>] [-Description <string>] [-DecryptBackups] [-DecryptionKey <VBREncryptionKey>] [-Force][<CommonParameters>]

Detailed Description

This cmdlet adds Amazon S3 object storage as an external repository to the backup infrastructure.

Parameters

Parameter

Description

Type

Required

Position

Accept
Pipeline
Input

AmazonS3Folder

Specifies a name of the folder in the external repository. Veeam Backup & Replication will import backups from this folder into the backup infrastructure.

Accepts the VBRAmazonS3Folder object. To create this object, run the New-VBRAmazonS3Folder cmdlet.

True

Named

True (ByValue)

Connection

Specifies the active session with the Amazon S3 object storage that you want to add as an external repository.

Accepts the VBRAmazonS3ExternalConnection object. To get this object, run the Connect-VBRAmazonS3Service cmdlet and set the ExternalRepository property as the ServiceType parameter value.

True

Named

False

Name

Specifies the name of the Amazon S3 object storage that you want to add as an external repository.

String

False

Named

False

Description

Specifies the description of the Amazon S3 object storage that you want to add as an external repository.

String

False

Named

False

DecryptBackups

Defines that Veeam Backup & Replication will decrypt encrypted backup files created by Cloud Protection Manager.

SwitchParameter

False

Named

False

DecryptionKey

Specifies the password that Veeam Backup & Replication will use to decrypt the backup files.

Accepts the VBREncryptionKey object. To create this object, run the Add-VBREncryptionKey cmdlet.

False

Named

False

Force

Defines that the cmdlet will add an external repository without showing warnings in the PowerShell console.

SwitchParameter

False

Named

False

<CommonParameters>

This cmdlet supports Microsoft PowerShell common parameters. For more information on common parameters, see the About CommonParameters section of Microsoft Docs.

Output Object

The cmdlet returns the VBRAmazonS3ExternalRepository object that contains settings of Amazon S3 repositories added to the backup infrastructure.

Examples

Add-VBRAmazonS3ExternalRepositoryExample 1. Adding Amazon S3 External Repository

This example shows how to add the Amazon S3 object storage named New Repository as an external repository into the backup infrastructure.

 

$account = Get-VBRAmazonAccount

$connect = Connect-VBRAmazonS3Service -Account $account -RegionType Global -ServiceType ExternalRepository

$bucket = Get-VBRAmazonS3Bucket -Connection $connect -Name "veeam-tw"

$folder = Get-VBRAmazonS3Folder -Name "frozenbucket" -Bucket $bucket -Connection $connect

Add-VBRAmazonS3ExternalRepository -Name "New Repository" -AmazonS3Folder $folder -Connection $connect

Perform the following steps:

  1. Run the Get-VBRAmazonAccount cmdlet. Save the result to the $account variable.
  2. Run the Connect-VBRAmazonS3Service cmdlet. Set the $account variable as the Account parameter value. Specify the RegionType and ServiceType parameter values. Save the result to the $connect variable.
  3. Run the Get-VBRAmazonS3Bucket cmdlet. Set the $connect variable as the Connection parameter value. Specify the Name parameter value. Save the result to the $bucket variable.
  4. Run the Get-VBRAmazonS3Folder cmdlet. Specify the Name parameter value. Set the $bucket variable as the Bucket parameter value. Set the $connect variable as the Connection parameter value. Save the result to the $folder variable.
  5. Run the Add-VBRAmazonS3Repository cmdlet. Specify the following settings:
  • Specify the Name parameter value.
  • Set the $folder variable as the AmazonS3Folder parameter value.
  • Set the $connect variable as the Connection parameter value.

Add-VBRAmazonS3ExternalRepositoryExample 2. Adding Amazon S3 External Repository and Decrypting the Imported Backup Files

This example shows how to add Amazon S3 object storage named New Repository as an external repository into the backup infrastructure. Veeam Backup & Replication will decrypt backup files that are imported from the external repository.

 

$account = Get-VBRAmazonAccount

$connect = Connect-VBRAmazonS3Service -Account $account[1] -RegionType Global -ServiceType ExternalRepository

$bucket = Get-VBRAmazonS3Bucket -Connection $connect -Name "veeam-tw"

$folder = Get-VBRAmazonS3Folder -Name "frozenbucket" -Bucket $bucket -Connection $connect

$securepassword = Read-Host -Prompt "Enter password" -AsSecureString

$key = Add-VBREncryptionKey -Password $securepassword

Add-VBRAmazonS3ExternalRepository -Name "New Repository" -AmazonS3Folder $folder -Connection $connect -DecryptBackups -DecryptionKey $key

Perform the following steps:

  1. Run the Get-VBRAmazonAccount cmdlet. Save the result to the $account variable.
  2. Run the Connect-VBRAmazonS3Service cmdlet. Specify the Account, RegionType and ServiceType parameter values. Save the result to the $connect variable.
  3. Run the Get-VBRAmazonS3Bucket cmdlet. Set the $connect variable as the Connection parameter value. Specify the Name parameter value. Save the result to the $bucket variable.
  4. Run the Get-VBRAmazonS3Folder cmdlet. Specify the Name parameter value. Set the $bucket variable as the Bucket parameter value. Set the $connect variable as the Connection parameter value. Save the result to the $folder variable.
  5. Run the Read-Host cmdlet. cmdlet. Specify the message that the console will display as a prompt. Specify the AsSecureString parameter. Save the result to the $securepassword variable.
  6. Run the Add-VBREncryptionKey cmdlet. Specify the Password parameter. Save the result to the $key variable.
  7. Run the Add-VBRAmazonS3Repository cmdlet. Specify the following settings:
  • Specify the Name parameter value.
  • Set the $folder variable as the AmazonS3Folder parameter value.
  • Set the $connect variable as the Connection parameter value.
  • Provide the DecryptBackups parameter.
  • Set the $key variable as the DecryptionKey parameter value.

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