Introduction Veeam Backup & Replication – PowerShell Extension
Veeam Backup & Replication – PowerShell Extension or Veeam Backup and Replication PowerShell Toolkit is a snap-in to Microsoft Windows PowerShell. The Veeam Backup PowerShell snap-in allows you to do almost all operations that are available in the user interface. Keep in mind that actions performed with PowerShell have the same force as actions performed via Veeam Backup & Replication: for example, if you delete a job with a PowerShell script, the job will be removed from the Veeam Backup & Replication database, and you will not be able to undo changes.
You can use it for managing anything in backup server faster than GUI and prepare reports for your BOSS!
You can run Veeam Backup & Replication PowerShell Extension on PowerShell 2 and later.
PowerShell 4.0 is recommended for Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5.
How To Run Veeam Backup & Replication – PowerShell Extension
If you are working on your backup server directly, you can access to PowerShell via Veeam Backup & Replication Console:
You can install Veeam Backup & Replication – PowerShell Extension on other Windows machine and connect to remote backup server. Find and execute BPS_x64.msi from the “Backup” folder found on the Veeam Backup & Replication installation media.
Verifying Veeam Backup & Replication – PowerShell Extension
If you want to know, which version of Veeam Backup & Replication – PowerShell Extension is installed on your machine, you can run the below command on your PowerShell console:
Find the below lines in result:
Name : VeeamPSSnapIn
PSVersion : 4.0
Description : This is a PowerShell snap-in that includes the Veeam's cmdlet.
PSVersion shows your VeeamPSSnapIn version. In my case, version is 4.0.
Connect To Backup Server
Connect-VBRServer is a cmdlet that provides a session for connecting to a backup server.
Here is some example for Connect-VBRServer:
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>]
After connecting to the backup server, you can run your PowerShell commands.