Export-VBRConfiguration (obsolete)

Short Description

Starts configuration backup job.


This cmdlet is obsolete. The cmdlet still works, but it is recommended to rewrite your scripts using cmdlets from the Configuration Backup section.

Applies to

Platform: VMware, Hyper-V

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


Export-VBRConfiguration [-WarningAction <ActionPreference>] [-WarningVariable <String>]  [<CommonParameters>]

Detailed Description

This cmdlet backs up current configuration of Veeam Backup & Replication server.

With configuration backup, you can store a copy of your host configuration: your virtual infrastructure, jobs configuration, Veeam Backup & Replication settings and other data. In case the Veeam Backup & Replication host is failed or configuration is corrupted, you can restore configuration with this copy.

The configuration backup is job-driven. You can configure settings of the configuration backup job, including schedule, in the main menu of the Veeam backup console. With Veeam PowerShell, you can start a job session but you cannot change the settings.

By default, the configuration backup job runs daily. The resulting backup files are stored to the C:\backup\VeeamConfigBackup\%BackupServer% folder on the Veeam backup default repository.

You cannot restore configuration with Veeam PowerShell. It is recommended to perform the restore operation with Veeam Backup & Replication UI for full functionality.


This cmdlet supports Microsoft PowerShell common parameters. For more information on common parameters, see Microsoft Docs.


This command backs up current configuration of Veeam Backup & Replication host.


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