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Export-VMSnapshot

Last Updated: 3/8/2017

SYNOPSIS

Exports a virtual machine checkpoint to disk.

SYNTAX

SnapshotName (Default)

Export-VMSnapshot [-CimSession <CimSession[]>] [-ComputerName <String[]>] [-Credential <PSCredential[]>]
 [-Name] <String[]> [-Path] <String> -VMName <String[]> [-AsJob] [-Passthru] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm]
 [<CommonParameters>]

VMObject

Export-VMSnapshot [-VM] <VirtualMachine[]> [-Name] <String[]> [-Path] <String> [-AsJob] [-Passthru] [-WhatIf]
 [-Confirm] [<CommonParameters>]

SnapshotObject

Export-VMSnapshot [-VMSnapshot] <VMSnapshot[]> [-Path] <String> [-AsJob] [-Passthru] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm]
 [<CommonParameters>]

DESCRIPTION

The Export-VMSnapshot cmdlet exports a virtual machine checkpoint to disk.

Note: In Windows Server 2012 R2, virtual machine snapshots were renamed to virtual machine checkpoints. For clarity, this document will refer to virtual machine snapshots as checkpoints.

EXAMPLES

Example 1

PS C:\> Export-VMSnapshot -Name 'Base Image' -VMName TestVM -Path D:\

Exports checkpoint Base Image of virtual machine TestVM to D:.

PARAMETERS

-AsJob

Runs the cmdlet as a background job.

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-CimSession

Runs the cmdlet in a remote session or on a remote computer. Enter a computer name or a session object, such as the output of a New-CimSession or Get-CimSession cmdlet. The default is the current session on the local computer.

Type: CimSession[]
Parameter Sets: SnapshotName
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-ComputerName

Specifies one or more Hyper-V hosts on which the virtual machine checkpoint is to be exported. 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.

Type: String[]
Parameter Sets: SnapshotName
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: cf

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: False
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-Credential

Specifies one or more user accounts that have permission to perform this action. The default is the current user.

Type: PSCredential[]
Parameter Sets: SnapshotName
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-Name

Specifies the name of the checkpoint to be exported.

Type: String[]
Parameter Sets: SnapshotName
Aliases: 

Required: True
Position: 0
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters: False
Type: String[]
Parameter Sets: VMObject
Aliases: 

Required: True
Position: 0
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters: False

-Passthru

Specifies that a VMSnapshot object is to be passed through to the pipeline representing the checkpoint to be exported.

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-Path

Specifies the path to the folder into which the checkpoint is to be exported.

Type: String
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: True
Position: 1
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-VM

Specifies the virtual machine of which the checkpoint is to be exported.

Type: VirtualMachine[]
Parameter Sets: VMObject
Aliases: 

Required: True
Position: 0
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters: False

-VMName

Specifies the name of the virtual machine of which the checkpoint is to be exported.

Type: String[]
Parameter Sets: SnapshotName
Aliases: 

Required: True
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-VMSnapshot

Specifies the checkpoint to be exported.

Type: VMSnapshot[]
Parameter Sets: SnapshotObject
Aliases: VMCheckpoint

Required: True
Position: 0
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters: False

-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: wi

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: False
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

CommonParameters

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

INPUTS

OUTPUTS

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None by default; Microsoft.HyperV.PowerShell.Snapshot if PassThru is specified.

NOTES

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