dtnvm
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vStorage API for Backup in Powercli?

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Hi,

we are using a powershell script on our VCB proxy to back up our VMs. Basically the PS script queries the vCenter for VMs to backup an then it is just a wrapper for executing the vcbmounter command on the vcb proxy with appropriate args.

Since VCB support will be dropped from the next vSphere release, I am wondering if it will be possible to use the vStorage APIs for backup and recovery from the PowerCLI. I could not find any matching cmdlets to do this. Will this be this possible or are there any plans to integrate these functions in an upcoming PowerCLI release?

Best regards,

Jan

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LucD
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There aren't any cmdlets for vStorage (yet ?).

I'm in the same boat as you and I'm hopeful there will be cmdlets soon.

You can try the .Net wrapper from fixitchris, see VDDK 1.0 Managed Wrapper.

But the wrapper is not for the latest VMware Virtual Disk Development Kit.

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Blog: lucd.info  Twitter: @LucD22  Co-author PowerCLI Reference

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LucD
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There aren't any cmdlets for vStorage (yet ?).

I'm in the same boat as you and I'm hopeful there will be cmdlets soon.

You can try the .Net wrapper from fixitchris, see VDDK 1.0 Managed Wrapper.

But the wrapper is not for the latest VMware Virtual Disk Development Kit.

____________

Blog: LucD notes

Twitter: lucd22


Blog: lucd.info  Twitter: @LucD22  Co-author PowerCLI Reference

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dtnvm
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LucD,

thanks for your response, I will award the points to you.

So we have to sit and wait for Powercli integration or find something else to use.

Jan

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