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Save-VM

Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1

Updated: June 10, 2014

Applies To: Windows 8.1, Windows PowerShell 4.0, Windows Server 2012 R2

Save-VM

Saves a virtual machine.

Syntax

Parameter Set: Name
Save-VM [-Name] <String[]> [-AsJob] [-ComputerName <String[]> ] [ <CommonParameters>]

Parameter Set: VMObject
Save-VM [-VM] <VirtualMachine[]> [-AsJob] [ <CommonParameters>]




Detailed Description

The Save-VM cmdlet saves a virtual machine. This is similar to hibernating a physical machine.

Parameters

-AsJob

Specifies that the cmdlet is to be run as a background job.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-ComputerName<String[]>

Specifies one or more Hyper-V hosts on which the virtual machine is to be saved. NetBIOS names, IP addresses, and fully-qualified domain names are allowable. The default is the local computer — use “localhost” or a dot (“.”) to specify the local computer explicitly.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

.

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Name<String[]>

Specifies the name of the virtual machine to be saved.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

1

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

true

-VM<VirtualMachine[]>

Specifies the virtual machine to be saved.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

1

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

<CommonParameters>

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Verbose, -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -OutBuffer, and -OutVariable. For more information, see    about_CommonParameters.

Inputs

The input type is the type of the objects that you can pipe to the cmdlet.

Outputs

The output type is the type of the objects that the cmdlet emits.

Examples

Example 1

Saves virtual machine TestVM.


PS C:\> Save-VM –Name TestVM

Example 2

Saves all virtual machines whose name starts with Win.


PS C:\> Get-VM –Name Win* | Save-VM

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