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PowerShell: Running Veeam backups.

The PowerShell script below allows you to run a Veeam backup.

This type of script can be used with a schedule task to initiate a backup.

# Load cmdlet Veeam
Add-PSSnapin VeeamPSSnapin
# Disconnect old session
Disconnect-VBRServer
# Connect Veeam Server
Connect-VBRServer -User "DOMAIN\administrator" -Password "password"
# Get job by Name
$bkjob = Get-VBRJob -Name "name of job"
# Start job
Start-VBRJob -Job $bkjob
# Disconnect session
Disconnect-VBRServer