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Hi,

I have a problem on this small report. Somewhere must be something wrong, because the output is not true if id do some tests!

The Report should only contains VMs´where snaphot is older than 24 hours or vm´s with snapshots older than 5 days(with exception tag).

The exclusion to hold snaphots until 5 days is a certian tag.

Based on this report the snapshots will be removed.

For quick testing the time value is changed to minutes!

$excludeVM = Get-Content 'C:\00\SnapshotReport\exclude.txt' 
$includeVM = Get-Cluster test* | Get-VM | where{$excludeVM -notcontains $_.Name} | Sort-Object -Property Name
$includeVM
#
$tag = Get-Tag -Name 'snapshot5days' -Category 'snapshot'


clear-variable Snapreport
$Snapreport = $includeVM | Get-Snapshot | Where {(($_.Created -lt (Get-Date).addminutes(-1)) -and 
($_.vm.Name | where{ (Get-TagAssignment -Entity $_).Tag.Id -notcontains $tag.Id})) -or ($_.Created -lt (Get-Date).addminutes(-5))}

$Snapreport

 

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LucD
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Correct, you need to add the Tag test as well.

 

$includeVM | Get-Snapshot | 
Where {(((Get-TagAssignment -Entity $_.VM).Tag.Name -notcontains $tag.Name -and $_.Created -lt (Get-Date).AddDays(-1)) -or 
    ((Get-TagAssignment -Entity $_.VM).Tag.Name -contains $tag.Name  -and $_.Created -lt (Get-Date).AddDays(-5)))}


Update: corrected typo in snippet

 


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LucD
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Can you try with

Get-Snapshot -VM $includeVM | 
Where {$_.Created -lt (Get-Date).AddDays(-1) -or 
    ((Get-TagAssignment -Entity $_.VM).Tag.Id -contains $tag.Id -and $_.Created -lt (Get-Date).AddDays(-5))}


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Hi,

 

in your proposal  the secound filter after -or has no affect or?

Is there a way to use the tag name instead the id?

 

 

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LucD
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Correct, you need to add the Tag test as well.

 

$includeVM | Get-Snapshot | 
Where {(((Get-TagAssignment -Entity $_.VM).Tag.Name -notcontains $tag.Name -and $_.Created -lt (Get-Date).AddDays(-1)) -or 
    ((Get-TagAssignment -Entity $_.VM).Tag.Name -contains $tag.Name  -and $_.Created -lt (Get-Date).AddDays(-5)))}


Update: corrected typo in snippet

 


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thanks Luc,

one id was to much..:-)  ((Get-TagAssignment -Entity $_.VM).Tag.Id.Name

$includeVM | Get-Snapshot | 
Where {(((Get-TagAssignment -Entity $_.VM).Tag.Name -notcontains $tag.Name -and $_.Created -lt (Get-Date).AddDays(-1)) -or 
    ((Get-TagAssignment -Entity $_.VM).Tag.Name -contains $tag.Name  -and $_.Created -lt (Get-Date).AddDays(-5)))}

 

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