Set-VBREncryptedBackupPassword

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    Short Description

    Decrypts imported encrypted backups.

    Applies to

    Platform: VMware, Hyper-V

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

    Syntax

    Set-VBREncryptedBackupPassword -Backup <VBRImportedEncryptedBackup> -Password <string[]> [<CommonParameters>]

    Detailed Description

    This cmdlet decrypts a selected imported encrypted backup. After you decrypt an imported encrypted backup, you can use such backups for restore. The decrypted backups will be available in the array of backups returned by Get-VBRBackup.

    To decrypt an imported encrypted backup,you will need to specify the password or passwords you used to encrypt the backups. If you changed the password one or several times while the backup chain was created, you must enter passwords in the following manner:

    • If you decrypt a VBM file, you must specify the latest password that was used to encrypt files in the backup chain.
    • If you decrypt a VBK file, you must specify the whole set of passwords that were used to encrypt files in the backup chain.

    You can use hints to recall the passwords you used to encrypt the backups. Run Get-VBRImportedEncryptedBackupHint to get the hints for the needed backup.

    Parameters

    Parameter

    Description

    Required

    Position

    Accept
    Pipeline
    Input

    Accept
    Wildcard
    Characters

    Backup

    Specifies the imported encrypted backup you want to decrypt.

    True

    Named

    False

    False

    Password

    Specifies the password required for decrypting the backup.

    True

    Named

    False

    False

    <CommonParameters>

    This cmdlet supports Microsoft PowerShell common parameters. For more information on common parameters, see the About CommonParameters section of Microsoft Docs.

    Example

    The example shows how to decrypt an imported encrypted backup.

    1. Run Get-VBRImportedEncryptedBackup to get the imported encrypted backup. Save the result to the $encryptedbackup variable.
    2. Run Get-VBRImportedEncryptedBackupHint to get the password hints. Use the $encryptedbackup variable.
    3. Run Set-VBREncryptedBackupPassword. Use the $encryptedbackup variable and the hints to recall the passwords.

    $encryptedbackup = Get-VBRImportedEncryptedBackup -Name "Atlanta SQL Server Backup"

    Get-VBRImportedEncryptedBackupHint -Backup $encryptedbackup

    Set-VBREncryptedBackupPassword -Backup $encryptedbackup -Password "123", "345"

    Related Commands

    Get-VBRImportedEncryptedBackup