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Add-VBRBackupRepository

Short Description

Adds backup repositories to Veeam Backup & Replication.

Applies to

Platform: VMware, Hyper-V

Product Edition: Standard, Enterprise, Enterprise Plus

Syntax

This cmdlet provides 3 parameter sets.

  • For adding repository without authentication:

Add-VBRBackupRepository -Folder <string> -Type <VBRRepositoryType> {WinLocal | LinuxLocal | CifsShare | ExaGrid | DataDomain | HPStoreOnceIntegration} [-Name <string>] [-Description <string>] [-Server <CHost>] [-MountServer <CHost>] [-ImportIndex] [-ImportBackup] [-RotatedDrive] [-VPowerNFSFolder <string>] [-DDServerName <string>] [-StoreOnceServerName <string>] [-StoreOnceWanLink] [-LimitConcurrentJobs] [-MaxConcurrentJobs <int>] [-LimitDatarate] [-DataRateLimit <int>] [-AlignDataBlocks] [-DecompressDataBlocks] [-UsePerVMFile] [-DDBoostEncryptionType <VBRDDBoostEncryptionType> {None | Medium | High}]  [<CommonParameters>]

  • For adding repository with username and password:

Add-VBRBackupRepository -Folder <string> -Type <VBRRepositoryType> {WinLocal | LinuxLocal | CifsShare | ExaGrid | DataDomain | HPStoreOnceIntegration} [-Name <string>] [-Description <string>] [-Server <CHost>] [-MountServer <CHost>] [-ImportIndex] [-ImportBackup] [-RotatedDrive] [-VPowerNFSFolder <string>] [-DDServerName <string>] [-StoreOnceServerName <string>] [-StoreOnceWanLink] [-UserName <string>] [-Password <string>] [-LimitConcurrentJobs] [-MaxConcurrentJobs <int>] [-LimitDatarate] [-DataRateLimit <int>] [-AlignDataBlocks] [-DecompressDataBlocks] [-UsePerVMFile] [-DDBoostEncryptionType <VBRDDBoostEncryptionType> {None | Medium | High}] [<CommonParameters>]

  • For adding repository using credentials:

Add-VBRBackupRepository -Folder <string> -Type <VBRRepositoryType> {WinLocal | LinuxLocal | CifsShare | ExaGrid | DataDomain | HPStoreOnceIntegration} [-Name <string>] [-Description <string>] [-Server <CHost>] [-MountServer <CHost>] [-ImportIndex] [-ImportBackup] [-RotatedDrive] [-VPowerNFSFolder <string>] [-DDServerName <string>] [-StoreOnceServerName <string>] [-StoreOnceWanLink] [-Credentials <CCredentials>] [-LimitConcurrentJobs] [-MaxConcurrentJobs <int>] [-LimitDatarate] [-DataRateLimit <int>] [-AlignDataBlocks] [-DecompressDataBlocks] [-UsePerVMFile] [-DDBoostEncryptionType <VBRDDBoostEncryptionType> {None | Medium | High}]  [<CommonParameters>]

Detailed Description

This cmdlet adds a new backup repository to Veeam Backup & Replication.

When adding a backup repository, you may need to provide username/password or credentials to authenticate with the server or appliance that you want to use as the repository. Authenticating is needed for the following sources:

  • Shared folders
  • Dell EMC Data Domain storage appliances
  • ExaGrid storage appliances
  • HPE StoreOnce storage appliances

This cmdlet provides three parameter sets for each case including no authentication.

To add a scale-out backup repository, run Add-VBRScaleOutBackupRepository.

Parameters

Parameter

Description

Required

Position

Accept
Pipeline
Input

Accept
Wildcard
Characters

Name

Specifies the name you want to assign to the new backup repository.

False

Named

False

False

Description

Specifies the description of the backup repository.

False

Named

False

False

Server

Specifies the host where the backup repository you want to add is located.

Use this parameter to explicitly set the host for the following repository types:

  • For the WinLocal type: indicate the Windows based server where you want to create the backup repository or to which you want to connect the rotated drives.
  • For the LinuxLocal type: indicate the Linux based server  where you want to create the backup repository or to which you want to connect the rotated drives.
  • For the CifsShare, DataDomain or HPStoreOnce types: indicate a Windows based server that to which the storage appliance is connected and which will be used as a gateway server.

Default: This server.

False

Named

False

False

Mount
Server

Specifies the mount server associated with the backup repository. You can assign the mount server role to the backup repository itself or to a server that resides close to the backup repository.

False

Named

False

False

Folder

Specifies the full path to the folder where you want to store the backups.

True

Named

False

False

Type

Specifies the type you want to assign to the repository:

  • WinLocal
  • LinuxLocal
  • CifsShare
  • ExaGrid
  • DataDomain
  • HPStoreOnceIntegration.

True

Named

False

False

Import
Index

Indicates that the cmdlet will import the guest OS file system index.

False

Named

False

False

Import
Backup

Indicates that the cmdlet will import backups that are currently located on the server you are adding as repository.

False

Named

False

False

Rotated
Drive

Indicates that the repository you want to add is a rotated drive (removable media).

False

Named

False

False

VPower
NFSFolder

Specifies the path to the vPower NFS root folder.

False

Named

False

False

DDServer
Name

Specifies the Data Domain server name. Enter the name in the following formats depending on the connection mode:

— If Dell EMC Data Domain works over TCP, enter a full DNS name or IP address of the Dell EMC Data Domain server.

— If Dell EMC Data Domain works over Fibre Channel, enter a name of the Data Domain server starting with a 'DFC-' prefix, for example, "DFC-DataDomain690".

False

Named

False

False

Store
Once
Server
Name

Specifies the HPE StoreOnce server name.

False

Named

False

False

StoreOnceWanLink

Indicates that the HPE StoreOnce must use source-side deduplication.

False

Named

False

False

Limit
Concurrent
Jobs

Indicates that the number of concurrent jobs using this repository must be limited.

Use the MaxConcurrentJobs parameter to set the maximum value.

False

Named

False

False

Max
Concurrent
Jobs

Used for setting maximum value for the LimitConcurrentJobs parameter.

Specifies the maximum allowed number of concurrent tasks for the backup repository.

Permitted values: 1 to 99.

False

Named

False

False

Limit
Datarate

Indicates that the total speed of writing data to the backup repository disk must be restricted.

Use the DataRateLimit parameter to set the maximum value.

False

Named

False

False

Data
Rate
Limit

Used for setting combined data ingestion rate for the LimitDatarate parameter.

Specifies the combined data ingestion rate for the repository.

Permitted value: 1 to 1024 (MByte/s).

False

Named

False

False

Align
Data
Blocks

Indicates that the backup blocks size will be aligned by a 4Kb block boundary. Data alignment provides better deduplication on storage systems with fixed block size.

False

Named

False

False

Decompress
DataBlocks

Indicates that the backup data blocks must be decompressed before storing to the repository.

False

Named

False

False

UsePer
VMFile

Indicates that the backup repository must create per-VM backup files.

False

Named

False

False

DDBoost
Encryption
Type

Specifies the native Dell EMC Data Domain encryption level:

  • High
  • Medium
  • None.

False

Named

False

False

UserName

Specifies the user name you want to use for authenticating with the backup repository host.

False

Named

False

False

Password

Specifies the password you want to use for authenticating with the backup repository host.

False

Named

False

False

Credentials

Specifies credentials you want to use for authenticating with the backup repository host.

False

Named

False

False

<CommonParameters>

This cmdlet supports Microsoft PowerShell common parameters. For more information about common parameters, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=113216.

Example 1

This command adds a Windows server as a new backup repository named "Win2012Repo". No authentication is used. All repository settings are used as set default.

  • The server to add is obtained with Get-VBRServer and assigned to the $server variable beforehand.
  • The folder that is used as the backup repository is located on "C:\Backup Repository".
  • The server type is set to "WinLocal".

PS C:\PS> Add-VBRBackupRepository -Name "Win2012Repo" -Server $server -Folder "c:\Backup Repository" -Type WinLocal

Example 2

This command adds a shared folder on a Windows server as a new backup repository named "Backups Vol 01". The authentication with the server is provided with the credentials.

  • The server to add is obtained with Get-VBRServer and assigned to the $server variable beforehand.
  • The folder that is used as the backup repository is located on "C:\Backup Repository".
  • The server type is set to "WinLocal".
  • The -ImportBackup switch parameter is set to adopt the existing backup files.
  • The Max concurrent tasks number is set to 6.
  • The credentials to authenticate with the source server are obtained with Get-VBRCredentials and assigned to the $Administrator variable beforehand.

PS C:\PS> Add-VBRBackupRepository -Name "Backups Vol 01" -Server $server -Folder "C:\Backup Repository" -Type WinLocal -ImportBackup:$true -MaxConcurrentJobs 6 -Credentials $Administrator

Example 3

This command adds a Dell EMC Data Domain storage appliance as a backup repository. The Data Domain storage is connected over the TCP. The storage appliance is connected to an explicitly set gateway server.

  • The folder path is set to "DataDomain://10.0.0.80:storage/".
  • The Data Domain appliance is set with the IP address. The "DFC-" prefix is not set to enable the connection over TCP.
  • The server type is set to "DataDomain".
  • The host that will be used as the gateway server is obtained with Get-VBRServer and assigned to the $server variable beforehand.
  • The Username/Password is used to get access to the appliance.

PS C:\PS> Add-VBRBackupRepository -Folder DataDomain://10.0.0.80:storage/ -Type DataDomain -DDServerName 10.0.0.80 -Server $server -UserName sysadmin -Password Pa55word

Example 4

This command adds backup repository on a rotated drive connected to a Windows server.

  • The server type is set to "WinLocal".
  • The "Rotated Drive" switch parameter is used to enable the rotated drive repository technology.
  • The host to which the rotated drive is connected is obtained with Get-VBRServer and assigned to the $server variable beforehand.
  • The folder path is "F:\Repo".

PS C:\PS> Add-VBRBackupRepository -Name RDX -Type WinLocal -RotatedDrive -Description "Rotated drive" -Server $server -Folder F:\Repo

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Get-VBRServer

Get-VBRCredentials

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