Start-VBOJob

Short Description

Starts backup jobs.

Syntax

Start-VBOJob -Job <VBOJob> [-RunAsync [<switchparameter>]] [-Full [<switchparameter>]]  [<CommonParameters>]

Detailed Description

This cmdlet allows you to start a created or stopped backup job.

Run the New-VBOJobSchedulePolicy cmdlet to set the schedule for the job.

Parameters

Parameter

Description

Type

Required

Position

Accept Pipeline Input

Accept Wildcard Characters

Job

Specifies a backup job you want to start.

Accepts the VBOJob object.

To get this object, run the Get-VBOJob cmdlet.

True

Named

True (ByValue)

False

RunAsync

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

SwitchParameter

False

Named

False

False

Full

Defines that the job will create an active full backup.

SwitchParameter

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.

Examples

Start-VBOJobExample 1. Starting Backup Job

This example shows how to start the backup job.

$job = Get-VBOJob -Name "Backup Daily"

Start-VBOJob -Job $job

Perform the following steps:

  1. Run the Get-VBOJob cmdlet to get the backup job you want to start. Save the result to the $job variable.
  2. Run the Start-VBOJob cmdlet with the $job variable.

Start-VBOJobExample 2. Starting Active Full Backup

This example shows how to start an active full backup.

$job = Get-VBOJob -Name "Full Backup"

Start-VBOJob -Job $job -Full:$true

Perform the following steps:

  1. Run the Get-VBOJob cmdlet to get the backup job you want to start. Save the result to the $job variable.
  2. Run the Start-VBOJob cmdlet with the $job variable. Set the :$true value for the Full parameter.

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