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  • 1.  Backup Operation on VM

    Posted Jan 08, 2013 11:42 AM

    how to perform backup opeartion on vm using powercli?



  • 2.  RE: Backup Operation on VM

    Posted Jan 08, 2013 12:07 PM

    Can you expand on what you mean with "backup" ?

    Do you want to make a copy/export of the VM files ?

    Do you have a backup tool and and an a backup agent ?



  • 3.  RE: Backup Operation on VM

    Posted Jan 08, 2013 12:12 PM

    ya.I want to make a copy of all vm files.how can i do that?



  • 4.  RE: Backup Operation on VM
    Best Answer

    Posted Jan 08, 2013 12:31 PM

    You can use the Copy-DatastoreItem cmdlet for this.

    In KB2001041 you'll find some examples.



  • 5.  RE: Backup Operation on VM

    Posted Jan 08, 2013 12:42 PM

    Thanks for your help



  • 6.  RE: Backup Operation on VM

    Posted Jan 08, 2013 12:07 PM

    If you understand by this a real backup then i guess then there is no cmdlet for that :smileywink: Depends how you would understand 'backup' . If you would really want it bad then i guess you could create a script that might be acting like a backup script more or less. IMHO i would use proper backup software to backup vms. If you don't have much budget for it there are some solutions like vcbghetto.



  • 7.  RE: Backup Operation on VM

    Posted Jan 08, 2013 12:20 PM

    It would be better, if i get to know any commands rather than script to perform this action.