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Add-WBBareMetalRecovery

Brian Lich|Last Updated: 4/3/2017

SYNOPSIS

Adds items to a backup policy so that backups that use the policy can perform bare metal recoveries.

SYNTAX

Add-WBBareMetalRecovery [-Policy] <WBPolicy> [<CommonParameters>]

DESCRIPTION

The Add-WBBareMetalRecovery cmdlet adds items to a backup policy object so that backups that use that policy can perform bare metal recoveries. A bare metal recovery is the process of rebuilding a computer after a catastrophic failure. The recovery process backs up the system volume and master boot record by copying the entire volume and using Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) writers to ensure that all applications are in a consistent state for the copy.

For more information about bare metal recovery, see Backup for Bare Metal Recovery on TechNet.

If you add the ability to perform a bare metal recovery to a policy, you also add the ability to perform a system state recovery. This is true even though the SystemState property of the bare metal recovery policy has a value of False.

Before you can add a backup target to a WBPolicy object, you must put the WBPolicy object in edit mode. To put the WBPolicy object in edit mode for a policy that you have set as the scheduled backup policy, use the Get-WBPolicy cmdlet with the Editable parameter. The New-WBPolicy cmdlet creates a new WBPolicy object that is already in edit mode.

To use this cmdlet, you must be a member of the Administrators group or Backup Operators group.

EXAMPLES

Example 1: Add bare metal recovery to a backup policy

PS C:\> Add-WBBareMetalRecovery -Policy $Policy

This command adds a setting to the WBPolicy object in the variable named $Policy to enable the backups that are created through this policy to perform bare metal recovery.

PARAMETERS

-Policy

Specifies a WBPolicy object that contains the backup policy to update.

Type: WBPolicy
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

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

WBPolicy

This cmdlet accepts a WBPolicy object as input.

OUTPUTS

None

None

NOTES

Get-WBBareMetalRecovery

Get-WBPolicy

Get-WBVolume

Remove-WBBareMetalRecovery

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