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Add-VSBViApplicationGroup

Short Description

Creates an application group for SureBackup job.

Applies to

Platform: VMware

For Hyper-V, run Add-VSBHvApplicationGroup.

Product Edition: Enterprise, Enterprise Plus

Syntax

Add-VSBViApplicationGroup [-Name <string>] [-VmFromBackup <CViVmItem[]>] [-VmFromReplica <CViVmItem[]>] [-RestorePoint <COib[]>]  [<CommonParameters>]

Detailed Description

This cmdlet creates an application group containing virtual machines that the application server is dependent on.

You can add to the same application groups VMs from backups and VMs from replicas. All VMs from the application group must have at least one valid restore point created by the time the SureBackup job starts.

Note that you can set the order the VMs in the application group will be powered on when the SureBackup job starts. This may be important if any of the applications must be started prior to other. The VMs are powered in the order they were added to the VM object in this cmdlet.

Parameters

Parameter

Description

Required

Position

Accept
Pipeline
Input

Accept
Wildcard
Characters

Name

Specifies the name you want to assign to the application group.

False

Named

False

False

VmFrom
Backup

Used for adding VMs from backup.

Specifies the VM(s) that you want to add to the application group. Veeam Backup & Replication will search for backup jobs that contain the specified VMs and use the most recent restore points of them.

You can assign multiple VMs to this object.

False

Named

True (ByValue,
ByProperty
Name)

False

VmFrom
Replica

Used for adding VMs from replicas.

Specifies the VM(s) that you want to add to the application group. Veeam Backup & Replication will search for replication  jobs that contain the specified VMs and use the most recent restore points of them.

You can assign multiple VMs to this object.

False

Named

True (ByValue,
ByProperty
Name)

 

Restore
Point

Specifies the particular restore points of the VMs you want to add to the application group.

You can assign multiple restore points to this object.

False

Named

True (ByValue,
ByProperty
Name)

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 creates a new application group named "Microsoft Exchange Appgroup". The VMs that should be included into the application group are obtained with Find-VBRViEntity and piped down. The VMs are obtained in the order they must boot when the SureBackup job starts.

PS C:\PS> Find-VBRViEntity -Name "DC", "DNSServer" | Add-VSBHvApplicationGroup -Name "Microsoft Exchange Appgroup"

Example 2

This command creates a new application group "MailServer Appgroup". The restore point object is obtained with Get-VBRRestorePoint and assigned to the variable beforehand.

PS C:\PS> Add-VSBViApplicationGroup -Name "MailServer Appgroup" -RestorePoint $restorepoint

Related Commands

Find-VBRViEntity

Get-VBRRestorePoint

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