Add-VBRComputerBackupCopyJob

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    Short Description

    Creates Veeam Agent backup copy jobs.

    Applies to

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

    Syntax

    This cmdlet provides parameter sets that allow you to:

    • Create Veeam Agent backup copy jobs that will transfer data directly.

    Add-VBRComputerBackupCopyJob -OSPlatform <VBRAgentType> -DirectOperation <SwitchParameter> [-GFSOptions <VBRComputerGFSOptions>] [-EnableTransactionLogCopy <SwitchParameter>] [-RPOWarningOptions <VBRRpoNotificationOption[]>] [-ScriptOptions <VBRJobScriptOptions>] [-HealthCheckOptions <VBRFullBackupOptions>] [-StorageOptions <VBRBackupCopyJobStorageOptions>] [-NotificationOptions <VBRNotificationOptions>] [-BackupWindowOptions <VBRBackupWindowOptions>] [-RetentionPolicy <VBRRetentionPolicy>] [-RecoveryPointObjective <VBRRecoveryPointObjective>] [-EnableImmediateCopy <SwitchParameter>] [-Force <SwitchParameter>] [-Repository <CBackupRepository>] [-SourceRepository <CBackupRepository[]>] [-BackupJob <VBRComputerBackupJob[]>] [-Backup <CBackup[]>] [-Description <String>] [-Name <String>] [-RetentionType <VBRRetentionType>] [-RetentionNumber <Int32>] [<CommonParameters>]

    • Create Veeam Agent backup copy jobs that will transfer data over WAN accelerators.

    Add-VBRComputerBackupCopyJob -OSPlatform <VBRAgentType> -SourceAccelerator <CWanAccelerator> [-GFSOptions <VBRComputerGFSOptions>] [-EnableTransactionLogCopy <SwitchParameter>] [-RPOWarningOptions <VBRRpoNotificationOption[]>] [-ScriptOptions <VBRJobScriptOptions>] [-HealthCheckOptions <VBRFullBackupOptions>] [-StorageOptions <VBRBackupCopyJobStorageOptions>] [-NotificationOptions <VBRNotificationOptions>] [-BackupWindowOptions <VBRBackupWindowOptions>] [-RetentionPolicy <VBRRetentionPolicy>] [-RecoveryPointObjective <VBRRecoveryPointObjective>] [-EnableImmediateCopy <SwitchParameter>] [-Force <SwitchParameter>][-TargetAccelerator <CWanAccelerator>] [-Repository <CBackupRepository>] [-SourceRepository <CBackupRepository[]>][-BackupJob <VBRComputerBackupJob[]>] [-Backup <CBackup[]>] [-Description <String>] [-Name <String>][-RetentionType <VBRRetentionType>] [-RetentionNumber <Int32>] [<CommonParameters>]

    Detailed Description

    This cmdlet creates Veeam Agent backup copy jobs.

    Parameters

    Parameter

    Description

    Type

    Required

    Position

    Accept Pipeline Input

    OSPlatform

    Specifies the OS of the protected computers:

    • Linux
    • Mac
    • Unix
    • Windows

    VBRAgentType

    True

    Named

    False

    DirectOperation

    Defines that the cmdlet will create a Veeam Agent backup copy job that will transfer data directly from the source backup repository to the target backup repository.

    SwitchParameter

    True

    Named

    False

    SourceAccelerator

    Specifies the WAN accelerator on the source side.

    Remember to set the pair of source and target WAN accelerators.

    Accepts the CWanAccelerator object. To get this object, run the Get-VBRWANAccelerator cmdlet.

    True

    Named

    False

    TargetAccelerator

    Specifies the WAN accelerator on the target side.

    Remember to set the pair of source and target WAN accelerators.

    Accepts the CWanAccelerator object. To get this object, run the Get-VBRWANAccelerator cmdlet.

    True

    Named

    False

    GFSOptions

    Specifies a GFS retention. The cmdlet will create Veeam Agent backup copy job with the specified policy.

    Note: This option is not available for Veeam Agent policies.

    Accepts the VBRComputerGFSOptions object. To get this object, run the New-VBRComputerGFSOptions cmdlet.

    False

    Named

    False

    Name

    Specifies a name that you want to assign to a Veeam Agent backup copy job.

    String

    False

    Named

    False

    Description

    Specifies a description of a Veeam Agent backup copy job.

    String

    False

    Named

    False

    Backup

    Specifies an array of backups. The cmdlet will add machines from these backups to a Veeam Agent backup copy job.

    Note: This parameter is available for a Veeam Agent backup copy job that is created with the periodic backup copy mode.

    Accepts the CBackup[] object. To create this object, run the Get-VBRBackup cmdlet.

    False

    Named

    False

    SourceRepository

    Specifies an array of source backup repositories.

    Accepts the CBackupRepository[] object. To create this object, run the Get-VBRBackupRepository cmdlet.

    False

    Named

    False

    BackupJob

    Specifies an array of backup jobs. The cmdlet will add machines processed by these jobs to a Veeam Agent backup copy job.

    Accepts the VBRComputerBackupJob[] object. To create this object, run the Get-VBRComputerBackupJob cmdlet.

    False

    Named

    False

    Repository

    Specifies the target backup repository. The cmdlet will copy the machine data to this repository.

    Default: Default backup repository.

    Accepts the CBackupRepository object. To create this object, run the Get-VBRBackupRepository cmdlet.

    False

    Named

    False

    EnableImmediateCopy

    Defines that the cmdlet will enable the immediate copy mode.

    If you specify this parameter, Veeam Backup & Replication will copy new restore points and transaction logs as soon as they appear.

    Otherwise, Veeam Backup & Replication will copy data from backups once per backup copy interval.

    Note:

    • To run the script with the EnableImmediateCopy parameter, you must provide the BackupJob parameter.
    • To copy transaction logs you must provide the EnableTransactionLogCopy parameter.

    SwitchParameter

    False

    Named

    False

    EnableTransactionLogCopy

    Defines that the Veeam Agent backup copy job will process transaction logs of the source job.

    SwitchParameter

    False

    Named

    False

    RecoveryPointObjective

    Specifies a schedule for a Veeam Agent backup copy job with the periodic backup copy mode. The cmdlet will create the job with these settings.

    Accepts the VBRRecoveryPointObjective object. To create this object, run the Get-VBRRecoveryPointObjective cmdlet.

    False

    Named

    False

    RetentionPolicy

    Specifies a retention policy for a Veeam Agent backup copy job. The cmdlet will create the job with these settings. You can specify the following types of retention policies:

    • Simple retention policy: use this option for short-time archiving. To create a job with this type of the policy, provide the VBRSimpleRetentionPolicy object. Run the New-VBRSimpleRetentionPolicy cmdlet to create this object.
    • GFS retention policy: use this option for long-term archiving. To create a job with this type of the policy, provide the VBRRetentionPolicy object. Run the New-VBRGFSRetentionPolicy cmdlet to create this object.

    Accepts the following objects:

    • VBRRetentionPolicy. Run the New-VBRGFSRetentionPolicy cmdlet to get this object.
    • VBRSimpleRetentionPolicy. Run the New-VBRSimpleRetentionPolicy cmdlet to create this object.

    False

    Named

    False

    BackupWindowOptions

    Specifies backup window settings for a Veeam Agent backup copy job. The cmdlet will create the job with these settings.

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

    False

    Named

    False

    NotificationOptions

    Specifies notification settings for a Veeam Agent backup copy job. The cmdlet will create the job with these settings.

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

    False

    Named

    False

    StorageOptions

    Specifies the storage settings of the backup repository. The cmdlet will create the Veeam Agent backup copy job with these settings.

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

    False

    Named

    False

    HealthCheckOptions

    Specifies the health check schedule for a Veeam Agent backup copy job. The cmdlet will create the job with these settings.

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

    False

    Named

    False

    ScriptOptions

    Specifies pre-job and post-job script options for a Veeam Agent backup copy job. The cmdlet will create the job with these settings.

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

    False

    Named

    False

    RPOWarningOptions

    Specifies a period of time when data must be copied from the source repository to the target repository.

    Default: 1 hour.

    Accepts the VBRRPONotificationOptions[] object. To create this object, run the New-VBRRPONotificationOptions cmdlet.

    False

    Named

    False

    RetentionType

    Specifies retention type for Veeam Agent copy jobs managed by the Veeam Backup server. You can specify one of the following types:

    • RestorePoints
    • RestoreDays

    VBRRetentionType

    False

    Named

    False

    RetentionNumber

    For the RetentionType set to the RestoreDays property.

    Specifies a number of days for which you want to store backup files in the target location.

    Default: 7 days.

    Int32

    False

    Named

    False

    Force

    Defines that the cmdlet will ADD INFO 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 VBRComputerBackupCopyJob object that contains settings of Veeam Agent backup copy jobs.

    Examples

    Add-VBRComputerBackupCopyJobExample 1. Creating Veeam Agent Backup Copy Job to Transfer Data Directly

    This example shows how to create a Veeam Agent backup copy job that will transfer data directly from the source backup repository to the target backup repository.

    $repository = Get-VBRBackupRepository -Name Repository 05

    $job = Get-VBRComputerBackupJob -Name "Agent backup job 05"

    Add-VBRComputerBackupCopyJob -OSPlatform Windows -DirectOperation -Name "Agent Backup Copy 05" -BackupJob $job -Repository $repository

    Perform the following steps:

    1. Run the Get-VBRBackupRepository cmdlet. Specify the Name parameter value. Save the result to the $repository variable.
    2. Run the Get-VBRComputerBackupJob cmdlet. Specify the Name parameter value. Save the result to the $job variable.
    3. Run the Add-VBRComputerBackupCopyJob cmdlet. Specify the following settings:
    • Specify the OSPlatform parameter value.
    • Provide the DirectOperation parameter.
    • Specify the Name parameter value.
    • Set the $job variable as the BackupJob parameter value.
    • Set the $repository variable as the Repository parameter value.

    Add-VBRComputerBackupCopyJobExample 2. Creating Veeam Agent Backup Copy Job to Transfer Data over WAN Accelerators

    This example shows how to create a Veeam Agent backup copy job that will transfer data over WAN accelerators.

    $wansource = Get-VBRWANAccelerator -Name "WAN Source"

    $wantarget = Get-VBRWANAccelerator -Name "WAN02 Target"

    $backup = Get-VBRBackup -Name "Windows Server Backup"

    $repository = Get-VBRBackupRepository -Name Repository 05

    Add-VBRComputerBackupCopyJob -OSPlatform Windows -SourceAccelerator $wansource -TargetAccelerator $wantarget -Backup $backup -Repository $repository

    Perform the following steps:

    1. Run the Get-VBRWANAccelerator cmdlet. Specify the Name parameter value. Save the result to the $wansource variable.
    2. Run the Get-VBRWANAccelerator cmdlet. Specify the Name parameter value. Save the result to the $wantarget variable
    3. Run the Get-VBRBackup cmdlet. Specify the Name parameter value. Save the result to the $backup variable.
    4. Run the Get-VBRBackupRepository cmdlet. Specify the Name parameter value. Save the result to the $repository variable.
    5. Run the Add-VBRComputerBackupCopyJob cmdlet. Specify the following settings:
    • Specify the OSPlatform parameter value.
    • Set the $wansource variable as the SourceAccelerator parameter value.
    • Set the $wantarget variable as the TargetAccelerator parameter value.
    • Set the $backup variable as the Backup parameter value.
    • Set the $repository variable as the Repository parameter value.

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