Add-VBRNASSMBServer

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    Short Description

    Adds SMB network shared folders to the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure.

    Applies to

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

    Syntax

    This cmdlet provides parameter sets that allow you to:

    • Add SMB network shared folders to the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure without authentication.

    Add-VBRNASSMBServer -Path <string> -CacheRepository <CBackupRepository> [-ProcessingMode <VBRNASProcessingMode> {Direct | VSSSnapshot | StorageSnapshot}] [-ProxyMode <VBRNASProxyMode> {Automatic | SelectedProxy}][-SelectedProxyServer <VBRNASProxyServer[]>] [-StorageSnapshotPath <string>] [-BackupIOControlLevel {Lowest | Low | Medium | High | Highest}][-EnableDirectBackupFailover]  [<CommonParameters>]

    • Add SMB network shared folders to the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure with user name and password.

    Add-VBRNASSMBServer -Path <string> -User <string> -Password <string> -CacheRepository <CBackupRepository> [-ProcessingMode <VBRNASProcessingMode> {Direct | VSSSnapshot | StorageSnapshot}] [-ProxyMode <VBRNASProxyMode> {Automatic | SelectedProxy}] [-SelectedProxyServer <VBRNASProxyServer[]>] [-StorageSnapshotPath <string>] [-BackupIOControlLevel {Lowest | Low | Medium | High | Highest}][-EnableDirectBackupFailover]  [<CommonParameters>]

    • Add SMB network shared folders to the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure using credentials.

    Add-VBRNASSMBServer -Path <string> -AccessCredentials <CCredentials> -CacheRepository <CBackupRepository> [-ProcessingMode <VBRNASProcessingMode> {Direct | VSSSnapshot | StorageSnapshot}] [-ProxyMode <VBRNASProxyMode> {Automatic | SelectedProxy}] [-SelectedProxyServer <VBRNASProxyServer[]>] [-StorageSnapshotPath <string>] [-BackupIOControlLevel {Lowest | Low | Medium | High | Highest}][-EnableDirectBackupFailover]  [<CommonParameters>]

    Detailed Description

    This cmdlet adds SMB network shared folders to the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure.

    Parameters

    Parameter

    Description

    Type

    Required

    Position

    Accept Pipeline Input

    Accept Wildcard Characters

    Path

    Specifies a path to the SMB network shared folder. The cmdlet will add the SMB network shared folder located at the specified path to the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure.

    Note: Use the "\\server\folder" format.

    String

    True

    Named

    False

     

    CacheRepository

    Specifies the cache repository. Veeam Backup & Replication will keep the .VCACHE files on this repository.

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

    True

    Named

    False

     

    User

    Specifies the user name. The cmdlet will apply this user name to authenticate against the SMB network shared folder.

    Note: The user name must be in the DOMAIN\username format.

    String

    True

    Named

    False

     

    Password

    Specifies the password. The cmdlet will use this password to authenticate against the SMB network shared folder.

    String

    True

    Named

    False

     

    AccessCredentials

    Specifies credentials that the cmdlet will use to authenticate against the SMB network shared folder.

    CCredentials

    True

    Named

    False

     

    ProcessingMode

    Specifies processing options that define how Veeam Backup & Replication will back up data.

    • Direct: use this option to back up directly from the SMB network shared folder.
      Note: This option does not back up locked files.
    • VSSSnapshot: use this option to back up from VSS snapshots that have been created by the backup proxy.
    • StorageSnapshot: use this option to back up from the native storage snapshots.
      Use the StorageSnapshotPath parameter to specify the path to the folder where native storage snapshots are located.

    VBRNASProcessingMode

    False

    Named

    False

     

    StorageSnapshotPath

    For the StorageSnapshot processing option.

    Specifies the path to the folder where native storage snapshots are located. Veeam Backup & Replication will get data from these snapshots located at the specified folder.

    String

    False

    Named

    False

     

    ProxyMode

    Specifies the backup proxy options.

    • Automatic: use this option if you want Veeam Backup & Replication to choose the backup proxy that will process the SMB network shared folder.
    • SelectedProxy: use this option if you want to specify the backup proxy that will process the SMB network shared folder.
      Use the SelectedProxyServer parameter to specify the backup proxy.

    VBRNASProxyMode

    False

    Named

    False

     

    SelectedProxyServer

    For the SelectedProxy option of the ProxyMode parameter.

    Specifies the backup proxy. Veeam Backup & Replication will use this backup proxy to back up the SMB network shared folder.

    Accepts the VBRNASProxyServer[] object. To get this object, run the Get-VBRNASProxyServer cmdlet.

    False

    Named

    False

     

    BackupIOControlLevel

    Specifies a speed that Veeam Backup & Replication will use to read data from the file server. You can specify either of the following speed:

    • Lowest
    • Low
    • Medium
    • High
    • Highest

    VBRNASBackupIOControlLevel

    False

    Named

    False

     

    EnableDirectBackupFailover

    For the StorageSnapshot processing option.

    Defines that if the native storage snapshot fails while being processed, Veeam Backup & Replication will backup data directly from the file server.

    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 VBRNASSMBServer object that contains settings of the SMB network shared folder that is added to the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure.

    Examples

    Add-VBRNASSMBServerExample 1. Adding SMB Network Shared Folder Without Authentication

    This example shows how to add the SMB network shared folder without authentication.

    $repository = Get-VBRBackupRepository -Name "Backup Repository 09"

    Add-VBRNASSMBServer -Path "\\Server07\SharedDocuments" -CacheRepository $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 Add-VBRNASSMBServer cmdlet. Specify the Path parameter value. Set the $repository variable as the CacheRepository parameter value.

    Add-VBRNASSMBServerExample 2. Adding SMB Network Shared Folder with User Name and Password

    This example shows how to add the SMB network shared folder authenticated with user name and password.

    $repository = Get-VBRBackupRepository -Name "Backup Repository 05"

    Add-VBRNASSMBServer -Path "\\Server08\SharedDocuments" -User Administrator -Password AdminCredentials -CacheRepository $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 Add-VBRNASSMBServer cmdlet. Specify the following settings:
    • Specify the Path parameter value.
    • Specify the User parameter value.
    • Specify the Password parameter value.
    • Set the $repository variable as the CacheRepository parameter value.

    Add-VBRNASSMBServerExample 3. Adding SMB Network Shared Folder with Credentials

    This example shows how to add SMB network shared folder authenticated with credentials.

    $repository = Get-VBRBackupRepository -Name "Backup Repository 05"

    $credentials = Get-VBRCredentials

    Add-VBRNASSMBServer -Path "\\Server04\SharedDocuments" -AccessCredentials $credentials -CacheRepository $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-VBRCredentials cmdlet. Save the result to the $credentials variable.
    3. Run the Add-VBRNASSMBServer cmdlet. Specify the following settings:
    • Specify the Path parameter value.
    • Set the $credentials variable as the AccessCredentials parameter value.
    • Set the $repository variable as the CacheRepository parameter value.

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