Start-VBRJob

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    Short Description

    Starts backup, replication or copy job.

    Applies to

    Platform: VMware, Hyper-V

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

    Syntax

    Start-VBRJob [-Job] <CBackupJob[]> [-FullBackup] [-RetryBackup] [-StartChainedJobs] [-RunAsync] [<CommonParameters>]

    Detailed Description

    This cmdlet allows you to start a created or stopped job. You can start a backup, replication or copy job.

    This cmdlet allows you to start a job for an ordinary run, force a full backup, or set the job to restart in case it failed.

    When you create a job, you need to run it manually unless you enable a job schedule. Run Set-VBRJobSchedule to schedule the job to run automatically.

    Run the Stop-VBRJob cmdlet to stop a running job.

    Run the Enable-VBRJob cmdlet to enable a disabled job.

    Run the Start-VSBJob cmdlet to start a SureBackup job.

    Run the Start-VBRComputerBackupJob cmdlet to start Veeam Agent backup jobs and Veeam Agent backup policies.

    Parameters

    Parameter

    Description

    Required

    Position

    Accept
    Pipeline
    Input

    Accept
    Wildcard
    Characters

    Job

    Specifies the array of jobs you want to start.

    True

    1

    True (ByValue,
    ByProperty
    Name)

    False

    FullBackup

    Indicates that the job will create an active full backup.

    False

    Named

    False

    False

    RetryBackup

    Indicates that Veeam Backup & Replication will restart the job in case it fails.

    False

    Named

    False

    False

    StartChainedJobs

    Indicates that Veeam Backup & Replication will start jobs that are scheduled to run after this job.

    False

    Named

    False

    False

    RunAsync

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

    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 starts the jobs named "WebApplications Server Backup" and "Fileserver Copy Job". The job is obtained with Get-VBRJob and piped down.

    Get-VBRJob -Name "WebApplications Server Backup", "Fileserver Copy Job" | Start-VBRJob

    Example 2

    This command starts a vCloud backup job right after it the job is created. The RunAsync parameter is set to bring the process to the background.

    Add-VBRvCloudJob -Entity $vCloudServer -Name "vCloud Server Backpup" | Start-VBRJob -RunAsync

    Example 3

    This command performs a full backup for the job named "WebApplications Server Backup". The job is obtained with Get-VBRJob and piped down.

    Get-VBRJob -Name "WebApplications Server Backup" | Start-VBRJob -FullBackup

    Example 4

    This command restarts a failed job represented by the $job variable. The job is obtained with Get-VBRJob and assigned to the variable beforehand. The RunAsync parameter is set to bring the process to the background.

    Start-VBRJob -Job $job -RetryBackup -RunAsync

    Related Commands

    Get-VBRJob