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Backup-CVVirtualMachine

The Backup-CVVirtualMachine cmdlet initiates a backup of a specified virtual machine.

Before you can use this cmdlet, you must log on to your CommCell environment using the Connect-CVServer cmdlet. For more information, see Connecting to a CommCell Environment with PowerShell.

Syntax

Backup-CVVirtualMachine -Name <String> -ClientName <String> [-SubclientName <String>] [-BackupType {full | incremental | synthfull}] [-Protected] [-Force] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm] [<CommonParameters>]

Backup-CVVirtualMachine -Id <String> [-SubclientName <String>] [-BackupType {full | incremental | synthfull}] [-Protected] [-Force] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm] [<CommonParameters>]

Backup-CVVirtualMachine -ClientObject <Object> [-SubclientName <String>] [-BackupType {full | incremental |synthfull}] [-Protected] [-Force] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm] [<CommonParameters>]

Required Parameters

Parameter

Description

Data type

Accepts pipeline input?

Accepts wildcard characters?

Type of parameter

Id

The ID of the VM that represents the VM GUID.

String

No

No

Named

–Name

The name of the VM.

String

No

No

Named

–ClientName

The name of the client that the VM is associated with.

String

No

No

Named

–ClientObject

The object that represents the client that the VM is associated with.

Object

Yes, by:

  • Value
  • Property name

No

Named

Optional Parameters

Commvault Parameters

Parameter

Description

Data type

Accepts pipeline input?

Accepts wildcard characters?

Type of parameter

–Protected

Filters legacy, unprotected VMs.

SwitchParameter

No

No

Named

Microsoft PowerShell Parameters

You can use the following Microsoft PowerShell parameters:

  • Debug
  • ErrorAction
  • ErrorVariable
  • OutBuffer
  • OutVariable
  • PipelineVariable
  • Verbose
  • WarningAction
  • WarningVariable
  • Force
  • Confirm
  • WhatIf

Note: Only a few cmdlets support Force, Confirm, and WhatIf parameters.

For more information, see "About Common Parameters" in the Microsoft PowerShell documentation.

Input

This cmdlet does not support input.

Output

A message that indicates whether the backup completed successfully.

Examples

Initiate a Backup of a Specific Virtual Machine

This example initiates a backup of a VM named autocs-winvm2.

Backup-CVVirtualMachine -ClientName Openstack-V2-client -Name autocs-winvm2

Initiate a Full Backup of a Specific Virtual Machine

This example initiates a full backup of a VM named autocs-winvm2.

Backup-CVVirtualMachine -ClientName Openstack-V2-client -Name autocs-winvm2 -BackupLevel Full

Last modified: 3/18/2020 7:34:55 AM