Set-VBRJobAdvancedBackupOptions

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    Short Description

    Modifies advanced job backup settings.

    Applies to

    Platform: VMware, Hyper-V

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

    Syntax

    Set-VBRJobAdvancedBackupOptions -Job <CBackupJob[]> [-Algorithm <JobAlgorithms> {ReverseIncremental | Incremental | RecoveryPointObjective | Unknown}] [-TransformFullToSyntethic <bool>] [-TransformIncrementsToSyntethic <bool>] [-TransformToSyntethicDays <DayOfWeek[]> {Sunday | Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday}] [-EnableFullBackup <bool>] [-FullBackupDays <DayOfWeek[]> {Sunday | Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday}] [-FullBackupScheduleKind <EFullBackupScheduleKind> {Daily | Monthly}] [-Months <EMonth[]> {January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December}] [-DayNumberInMonth <EDayNumberInMonth> {First | Second | Third | Fourth | Last | OnDay}] [-DayOfMonth  <CDayOfMonth>] [-DayOfWeek <DayOfWeek> {Sunday | Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday}] [<CommonParameters>]

    Detailed Description

    This cmdlet modifies advanced backup options of a selected job.

    You can select backup method: reverse incremental or incremental, and set schedule settings for synthetic full backups.

    Set-VBRJobAdvancedBackupOptions Note:

    Cmdlet parameters have a typo. The following parameters are spelled incorrectly:

    • TransformFullToSyntethic
    • TransformIncrementsToSyntethic
    • TransformToSyntethicDays

    In scripts, enter parameters as specified in command syntax.

    Parameters

    Parameter

    Description

    Required

    Position

    Accept
    Pipeline
    Input

    Accept
    Wildcard
    Characters

    Job

    Specifies the array of jobs. The cmdlet will modify advanced backup options of these jobs.

    True

    Named

    True (ByValue,
    ByProperty
    Name)

    False

    Algorithm

    Specifies backup method:

    • ReverseIncremental: reverse incremental backup method.
    • Incremental: incremental backup method.
    • RecoveryPointObjective: not supported.
    • Unknown: not supported.

    NOTE: To enable forever forward incremental backup method, disable TransformFullToSynthetic and EnableFullBackup.

    False

    Named

    False

    False

    TransformFullToSyntethic

    For incremental backup method.

    Indicates that the job will create a full synthetic backup.

    Use TransformToSyntethicDays to set the days to perform the synthetic full backups.

    False

    Named

    False

    False

    TransformIncrementsToSyntethic

    For incremental backup method with synthetic full.

    Indicates that the job will transform the backup chains before the synthetic full backup into rollbacks.

    False

    Named

    False

    False

    TransformToSyntethicDays

    For synthetic full schedule.

    Specifies days when the job will perform the synthetic fulls: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

    False

    Named

    False

    False

    EnableFullBackup

    Indicates that the job will create active full backups.

    Use the FullBackupDays, FullBackupScheduleKind, Months, DayNumberInMonth and DayOfWeek parameters to set the full backup schedule.

    False

    Named

    False

    False

    FullBackupDays

    For active full schedule: daily.

    Specifies days when the job will perform the active full backup: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

    False

    Named

    False

    False

    FullBackupScheduleKind

    For active full schedule.

    Specifies the active full backup schedule type:

    • Daily: the job will create an active full on selected days of week. Use FullBackupDays parameter to set the days.
    • Monthly: the job will create an active full on selected days of month. Use Months, DayNumberInMonth and DayOfWeek parameters to set the days.

    False

    Named

    False

    False

    Months

    For active full schedule: monthly.

    Specifies months to perform the full backup: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December.

    False

    Named

    False

    False

    DayNumberInMonth

    For active full schedule: monthly.

    Specifies the number of day in month (for example, Saturday):

    • First: the job will create an active full on the first (Saturday) of the selected months.
    • Second: the job will create an active full on the second (Saturday) of the selected months.
    • Third: the job will create an active full on the third (Saturday) of the selected months.
    • Fourth: the job will create an active full on the fourth (Saturday) of the selected months.
    • Last: the job will create an active full on the last (Saturday) of the selected months.
    • OnDay: the job will create an active full backup on a specific day of month.
      Use the DayOfMonth parameter to specify the day of month.

    False

    Named

    False

    False

    DayOfMonth

    For active full schedule: monthly with the OnDay option.

    Specifies the day of month to perform an active full backup.

    False

    Named

    False

    False

    DayOfWeek

    For active full schedule: monthly.

    Specifies the day of week to run the backup job: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday. Use this parameter to set the day for -NumberInMonth parameter,  i.e. to run the job on first Saturday every month.

    False

    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 1

    This command sets the following backup options for the backup job represented by the $job variable:

    • The backup algorithm is set to ReverseIncremental,
    • The active full backup schedule is set to monthly.

    The job object is obtained with Get-VBRJob, assigned to the variable beforehand and piped down.

    $job | Set-VBRJobAdvancedBackupOptions -Algorithm ReverseIncremental -FullBackupScheduleKind Monthly

    Example 2

    This command sets the following backup options for all backup jobs:

    • The backup algorithm is set to Incremental.
    • The synthetic full backup is enabled on every Sunday and Thursday.
    • The previous fulls are set to rollback to chain of increments to save disk space.
    • The active full backup schedule is set to every second Sunday monthly.

    Get-VBRJob -Name Backup* | Set-VBRJobAdvancedBackupOptions -Algorithm Incremental -TransformFullToSyntethic $True -TransformIncrementsToSyntethic $True -TransformToSyntethicDays Sunday, Thursday -EnableFullBackup $True -FullBackupScheduleKind Monthly -DayNumberInMonth Second -FullBackupScheduleKind Daily -DayOfWeek Sunday

    Related Commands

    Get-VBRJob