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Short Description

Connects to a Veeam backup server.


This cmdlet provides three parameter sets.

  • To connect as a current user:

Connect-VBRServer [-Server <string>] [-Port <int>]  [<CommonParameters>]

  • To connect using credentials:

Connect-VBRServer -User <string> -Password <string> [-Server <string>] [-Port <int>]  [<CommonParameters>]

  • To connect using PSCredential:

Connect-VBRServer -Credential <pscredential> [-Server <string>] [-Port <int>]  [<CommonParameters>]

Detailed Description

This cmdlet creates a connection with a local or remote Veeam backup server. The connection starts a Veeam PowerShell session during which you can perform all available operations with Veeam PowerShell.

Within one session, you can connect to one Veeam backup server. To connect to another Veeam backup server, you must close the current session. Run Disconnect-VBRServer to stop the session with the currently connected Veeam backup server.






Accept Pipeline Input

Accept Wildcard Characters


IP address or FQDN of the Veeam backup server to connect to.

Default: localhost.






Port that will be used to connect to the Veeam backup server.

Default: 9392.






User name that will be used to authenticate to the Veeam backup server.

Note: The user name must be specified in the DOMAIN\USERNAME format.






Password that will be used to authenticate to the Veeam backup server.





Common Parameters

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

Return Type



This command connects to the server using User/Password authentication.

Connect-VBRServer -Server "" -User "Administrator" -Password "Password"