Start-VBRInstantRecovery

Short Description

Starts VMware Instant Recovery.

Applies to

Platform: VMware

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

Syntax

Start-VBRInstantRecovery -RestorePoint <COib> -Server <CHost> [-ResourcePool <CViResourcePoolItem>] [-VMName <string>] [-Datastore <CViDatastoreItem>] [-StoragePolicy <VBRViStoragePolicy>] [-Folder <CViFolderItem>] [-PowerUp] [-NICsEnabled] [-Reason <string>] [-Credentials <CCredentials>] [-RunAsync] [-Force] [-SourceNetwork <VBRViNetworkInfo[]>] [-TargetNetwork <VBRViNetworkInfo[]>] [-EnableTagRestore] [-EnableAntivirusScan]  [-EnableYARAScan] [-YARAScanRule <String>] [-EnableEntireVolumeScan] [-VirusDetectionAction <VBRVirusDetectionAction> {DisableNetwork | AbortRecovery}] [-GenerateNewSystemUUID <SwitchParameter>]  [<CommonParameters>]

Detailed Description

This cmdlet starts VM instant recovery. With this cmdlet, you can perform the following recover scenarios:

  • Restore to original location
  • Restore to original location with different settings
  • Restore to another location
  • Secure restore

Parameters

Parameter

Description

Type

Required

Position

Accept
Pipeline
Input

RestorePoint

Specifies the restore point to which you want to recover the VM.

Accepts the COib object. To create this object, run the Get-VBRRestorePoint cmdlet.

True

1

True (ByValue,
ByProperty
Name)

VMName

Specifies a name you want to apply to the restored VM. By default, the original VM name is applied.

String

False

Named

False

Server

For restore to another location.

Specifies the target ESXi host where you want to locate the restored VM.

Note: You must not specify a vCenter Server in this parameter.

Accepts the CHost object. To get this object, run the Get-VBRServer cmdlet.

True

2

False

ResourcePool

For restore to another location.

Specifies the resource pool where you want to locate the restored VM.

Accepts the CViResourcePoolItem object. To get this object, run the Find-VBRViResourcePool cmdlet.

False

3

False

Datastore

For restore to another location.

Specifies the datastore to which you want to store the changes made to the VM during the Instant Recovery. Veeam Backup & Replication will redirect the redo logs to the selected datastore.

Accepts the CViDatastoreItem object. To get this object, run the Find-VBRViDatastore cmdlet.

False

Named

False

StoragePolicy

Specifies the VMware storage policy profile that must be applied to the restored virtual disks.

Accepts the VBRViStoragePolicy object. To get this object, run the Find-VBRViStoragePolicy cmdlet.

False

Named

False

Folder

For restore to another location.

Specifies the folder where you want to locate the restored VM.

Accepts the CViFolderItem object. To get this object, run the Find-VBRViEntity cmdlet.

False

Named

False

PowerUp

If set to True, the restored VM will be powered up immediately after the restore. Otherwise, you will have to power up the VM manually.

SwitchParameter

False

Named

False

NICsEnabled

If set to True, the restored VM will be connected to the network. Otherwise the VM will have no network connections.

SwitchParameter

False

Named

False

Reason

Specifies the reason for performing restore of the selected VM.

The information you provide will be saved in the session history so that you can reference it later.

String

False

Named

False

RunAsync

Defines that the command returns immediately without waiting for the task to complete.

SwitchParameter

False

Named

False

Force

Defines that the cmdlet will perform VM restore even if the geographic location of the repository where VM backups reside and the target host location does not match.

SwitchParameter

False

Named

False

EnableAntivirusScan

Enables the secure restore option. Veeam Backup & Replication will trigger the antivirus software to scan selected VMs before the restore.

SwitchParameter

False

Named

False

EnableYARAScan

Enables the YARA scan for the selected VMs.

Use the YARAScanRule parameter to specify the YARA rule to be used.

Note: This parameter is available starting from Veeam Backup & Replication 12.1 (build 12.1.0.2131).

SwitchParameter

False

Named

False

YARAScanRule

Specifies the YARA rule. Veeam Backup & Replication will scan VMs with this rule.

Veeam Backup & Replication searches for YARA rules by the following path: C:\Program Files\Veeam\Backup and Replication\Backup\YaraRules.

To use the Yara rule, you must specify its name and extension. Veeam Backup & Replication accepts only .yar and .yara extension.

Note: This parameter is available starting from Veeam Backup & Replication 12.1 (build 12.1.0.2131).

String

False

Named

False

EnableEntireVolumeScan

For secure restore.

Defines that the antivirus will continue VMs scan after the first virus threat is found. Use this option if you want to get the report on all virus threats.

SwitchParameter

False

Named

False

VirusDetectionAction

For secure restore.

Specifies the secure restore action when the infection is detected.

  • DisableNetwork - use this option if you want to restore VMs with disabled network adapters (NICs).
  • AbortRecovery - use this option if you want to cancel the restore session.

VBRVirusDetectionAction

False

Named

False

Credentials

Specifies the credentials you want to use for authenticating with the VM.

Accepts the CCredentials object. To get this object, run the Get-VBRCredentials cmdlet.

False

Named

False

EnableTagRestore

Enables the option to restore VMware tags.

SwitchParameter

False

Named

False

SourceNetwork

For restore to another location.

Specifies the source site network. Veeam Backup & Replication will map it to the target network.

Accepts the VBRViNetworkInfo[] object. To get this object, run the Get-VBRViServerNetworkInfo cmdlet.

False

Named

False

TargetNetwork

For restore to another location.

Specifies the target site network. Veeam Backup & Replication will map it with the source network.

Accepts the VBRViNetworkInfo[] object. To get this object, run the Get-VBRViServerNetworkInfo cmdlet.

False

Named

False

GenerateNewSystemUUID

Defines that the cmdlet will generate a new system UUID for the restored machine.

Note: Currently this parameter supports only the $false value: GenerateNewSystemUUID:$false.

SwitchParameter

False

Named

False

<CommonParameters>

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

Output Object

None.

Examples

Start-VBRInstantRecoveryExample 1. Restoring VM to Original Location and Latest Restore Point

This example shows how to restore a VM to its original location and to the latest restore point.

$backup = Get-VBRBackup -Name "Support Backup"

$restorepoint = Get-VBRRestorePoint -Backup $backup | Sort-Object –Property CreationTime –Descending | Select -First 1

$server = Get-VBRServer -Type ESXi -Name esx02.support.local

Start-VBRInstantRecovery -RestorePoint $restorepoint -Server $server

Perform the following steps:

  1. Run the Get-VBRBackup cmdlet. Specify the Name parameter value. Save the result to the $backup variable.
  2. Get the most recent VM restore point:
  • Run the Get-VBRRestorePoint cmdlet. Set the $backup variable as the Backup parameter value.
  • Use the Sort-Object method to filter restore points by the CreationTime property.
  • Save the result to the $restorepoint variable.
  1. Run the Get-VBRServer cmdlet. Set the ESXi value as the Type parameter value. Specify the Name parameter value. Save the result to the $server variable.

If you don't know the name of the source ESXi host, you can get it from the properties of the VM restore point. To do that, run the $restorepoint.AuxData.EsxName command. PowerShell will return the name of the source ESXi host.

  1. Run the Start-VBRInstantRecovery cmdlet. Set the $restorepoint variable as the RestorePoint parameter value. Set the $server variable as the Server parameter value..

Start-VBRInstantRecoveryExample 2. Restoring VM to Another Location with Different Settings

This example shows how to restore the VM to another location with different settings. The job will run with the following settings:

  • The name of the restored VM is MSExchange_Restored.
  • The PowerUp parameter is used to enable the auto power up of the restored VM.
  • The NICsEnabled parameter is used to connect the restored VM to the host network.
  • The RunAsync parameter is set to bring the process to the background.

$restorepoint = Get-VBRRestorePoint

$server = Get-VBRServer -Name support.north.local

$pool = Find-VBRViResourcePool -Name "ResourcePool_9"

$store = Find-VBRViDatastore -Name "Datastore_5"

$folder = Find-VBRViFolder -Name "VM_recovery"

Start-VBRInstantRecovery -RestorePoint $restorepoint -VMName "MSExchange_Restored" -Server $server -ResourcePool $pool -Datastore $store -Folder $folder -PowerUp:$true -NICsEnabled:$true -Reason "Data recovery" -RunAsync

Perform the following steps:

  1. Run the Get-VBRRestorePoint cmdlet. Save the result to the $restorepoint variable.
  2. Run the Get-VBRServer cmdlet. Specify the Name parameter value. Save the result to the $server variable.
  3. Run the Find-VBRViResourcePool cmdlet. Specify the Name parameter value. Save the result to the $pool variable.
  4. Run the Find-VBRViDatastore cmdlet. Specify the Name parameter value. Save the result to the $store variable.
  5. Run the Find-VBRViFolder cmdlet. Specify the Name parameter value. Save the result to the $folder variable.
  6. Run the Start-VBRInstantRecovery cmdlet. Specify the following settings:
  • Set the $restorepoint variable as the RestorePoint parameter value.
  • Specify the VMName parameter value.
  • Set the $server variable as the Server parameter value.
  • Set the $pool variable as the ResourcePool parameter value.
  • Set the $store variable as the Datastore parameter value.
  • Set the $folder variable as the Folder parameter value.
  • Provide the PowerUp and NICsEnabled parameters.
  • Specify the Reason parameter value.
  • Provide the RunAsync parameter.

Start-VBRInstantRecoveryExample 3. Performing Secure VM Restore

The example shows how to perform secure restore of the selected VM. The restore session will run with the following settings:

  • The antivirus will continue VM scan after the first virus threat is found.
  • In case the threat is detected, Veeam Backup & Replication will cancel the restore session.
  • The RunAsync parameter is set to bring the process to the background.

$restorepoint = Get-VBRRestorePoint

Start-VBRInstantRecovery -RestorePoint $restorepoint[1] -RunAsync -EnableAntivirusScan -EnableEntireVolumeScan -VirusDetectionAction AbortRecovery

Perform the following steps:

  1. Run the Get-VBRRestorePoint cmdlet. Save the result to the $restorepoint variable.
  2. Run the Start-VBRInstantRecovery cmdlet. Specify the following settings:
  • Set the $restorepoint variable as the RestorePoint parameter value.

The Get-VBRRestorePoint cmdlet will return an array of restore points. Consider that the array numbering starts with 0. In our example, the second restore point is used.

  • Provide the RunAsync parameter.
  • Provide the EnableAntivirusScan parameter.
  • Provide the EnableEntireVolumeScan parameter.
  • Set the AbortRecovery value as the VirusDetectionAction parameter value.

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