New-VBRBackupCacheOptions

Short Description

Defines backup cache settings.

Applies to: Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows

Product Edition: Standard, Enterprise, Enterprise Plus

Syntax

New-VBRBackupCacheOptions [-Enable] [-Type <VBRBackupCacheSelectionType> {Automatic | Manual}] [-LocalPath <string>] [-SizeLimit <int>] [-SizeUnit <VBRBackupCacheSizeUnit> {GB | TB}]  [<CommonParameters>]

Detailed Description

This cmdlet creates the VBRBackupCacheOptions object. This object defines backup cache settings of Veeam Agent backup job for Microsoft Windows.

New-VBRBackupCacheOptions Important!

You can apply backup cache settings for Veeam Agent backup jobs that are targeted at the following types of backup location:

  • Veeam backup repository.
  • Veeam Cloud Connect repository.

Parameters

Parameter

Description

Type

Required

Position

Accept Pipeline Input

Enable

Defines that the backup cache option is enabled.

If you provide this parameter, backup files will remain in the cache of the protected computers until these computers are able to connect to Veeam Backup & Replication.

SwitchParameter

False

Named

False

Type

Specifies how to choose the location to keep cached data. You can specify one of the following options:

  • Automatic: use this option if you want Veeam Agent automatically define location for the backup cache on on each computer added to the backup policy.
  • Manual: use this option if you want explicitly define the location to keep cached data on every computer.
    Provide the LocalPath parameter to specify a path to the folder where the cached data must be stored.

Default: Automatic

VBRBackupCacheSelectionType

False

Named

False

LocalPath

For the Manual option of the Type parameter.

Specifies a path to the folder on a protected computer. The cmdlet will keep the cached data in the specified folder.

String

False

Named

False

SizeLimit

Specifies a size limit of a backup cache file in numbers. Veeam Agent Backup jobs will not add new backup cache files when this limit is exceeded.

Provide the SizeUnit parameter to specify the unit of measure.

Default: 10.

Note: To run the script, You must provide this parameter.

Int32

False

Named

False

SizeUnit

For the SizeLimit option.

Specifies the unit of measure of a backup cache size limit. You can specify either of the following units:

  • GB
  • TB

Default: GB.

Note: To run the script, You must provide this parameter.

VBRBackupCacheSizeUnit

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

This cmdlet returns the VBRBackupCacheOptions object that contains backup cache settings.

Examples

New-VBRBackupCacheOptionsExample 1. Defining Backup Cache Settings with Automatic Location Option

This command defines the following backup cache settings:

  • Veeam Backup & Replication will select the location to keep the backup cache automatically.
  • Veeam Agent Backup jobs will not create backup cache files when the backup cache exceeds 5 GB.

New-VBRBackupCacheOptions -Enable -Type Automatic -SizeLimit 5 -SizeUnit GB

New-VBRBackupCacheOptionsExample 2. Defining Backup Cache Settings with Manual Location Option

This command defines the following backup cache settings:

  • The location to keep backup cache is specified explicitly.
  • Veeam Backup & Replication will keep cache in the C:\Backup folder on the protected computer.
  • Veeam Agent Backup jobs will not create backup cache files when the backup cache exceeds 10 TB.

New-VBRBackupCacheOptions -Enable -Type Manual -LocalPath "C:\Backup" -SizeLimit 10 -SizeUnit TB

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