Creating a Subclient (VMware command line)

You can use the command line to create a subclient under a specified virtualization client, VMware instance, and backup set.

  1. Download the create_subclient_template.xml file and save it on the computer where the command will be executed.
  2. Log in to the CommServe host using the qlogin command.
  3. Execute the following command from the software_installation_directory/Base folder after substituting the parameter values.

    qoperation execute -af create_subclient_template.xml -appName 'Virtual Server' -clientName xxxxx -instanceName xxxxx -backupsetName xxxxx -subclientName xxxxx -vmContent/children/displayName xxxxx -vmContent/children/type VMName -storagePolicyName xxxxx


  • The following command creates subclient1 under the client named vmware-client, assigns the VM01 virtual machine as the subclient content, and associates the storage policy storage01:

    qoperation execute -af create_subclient_template.xml -appName 'Virtual Server' -clientName vmware-client -instanceName VMware -backupsetName backupset1 -subclientName subclient1 -vmContent/children/displayName VM01 -vmContent/children/type VMName -storagePolicyName storage01

  • The following command creates subclient2 under the client named vmware-client, associates the storage policy storage01, and assigns a custom attribute named MyAttribute with the value SpecialVM to all VMs included in the subclient:

    qoperation execute -af create_subclient_template1.xml -appName 'Virtual Server' -clientName vmware-client -instanceName VMware -backupsetName backupset1 -subclientName subclient2 -vmContent/children/displayName CustomAttribute -vmContent/children/name MyAttribute -vmContent/children/type VMCustomAttribute -storagePolicyName storage01 -vmContent/children/value SpecialVM -vmContent/children/allOrAnyChildren 1

Last modified: 4/23/2019 4:11:42 PM