PowerShell for Veeam Backup & Replication

Our customers love Veeam Backup & Replication! We get all kinds of positive comments about how easy it is to set up, configure, and operate. We hear about how powerful it is in backup and recovery operations. All of this goodness comes at a very affordable price point.

Powerful, Easy-to-Use, and Affordable. That’s Veeam!

Our development team is very innovative and loves to push the capabilities of Veeam Backup & Replication. Things like SureBackup, Universal Application-Item Recovery (U-AIR), Instant VM Recovery, VeeamZIP, Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Exchange, and direct integration with cloud storage providers are just a few of the amazing and cool innovations they have introduced.

It’s really easy to get focused on the cool innovations and forget about the raw power behind the scenes. Want to really make Veeam Backup & Replication more powerful in your environment? Use Windows PowerShell! PowerShell is a command line tool that allows for scripted operations inside the Windows platform. Microsoft builds their applications with PowerShell back-ends that allow full control (which is not often the case with the GUI) of the application and its functions. PowerShell has a unique set of commandlets for each application. There are, as all of you would hope, a set of PowerShell commandlets that can be used to script the operations of Veeam Backup & Replication. At present there are just over 100 commandlets for Veeam Backup & Replication that range from Add-VBRBackupJob to Sync-VBRBackupRepository and everything in between.

PowerShell can be run locally or remotely, and can be run from within the PowerShell command line interface or through other supported tools like System Center Orchestrator.

Imagine being able to run PowerShell scripts to automate the backup and restoration processes of your VMs. You could manage replicas and replication with PowerShell. You could automate very complex processes using PowerShell with System Center Orchestrator. The commandlets allow you to do just about anything your imagination can come up with.

If you want to learn more about using PowerShell with Veeam Backup & Replication, Veeam has produced an excellent reference guide to get you well on your way. Please read the Veeam Backup & Replication PowerShell Reference Guide and join our PowerShell scripting courses.

Happy scripting with Veeam Backup & Replication and Windows PowerShell!

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