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Import-VMInitialReplication

Last Updated: 2/14/2017

SYNOPSIS

Imports initial replication files for a Replica virtual machine to complete the initial replication when using external media as the source.

SYNTAX

VMName (Default)

Import-VMInitialReplication [-CimSession <CimSession[]>] [-ComputerName <String[]>]
 [-Credential <PSCredential[]>] [-VMName] <String[]> [-Path] <String> [-AsJob] [-Passthru] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm]
 [<CommonParameters>]

VMObject

Import-VMInitialReplication [-VM] <VirtualMachine[]> [-Path] <String> [-AsJob] [-Passthru] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm]
 [<CommonParameters>]

VMReplication

Import-VMInitialReplication [-VMReplication] <VMReplication[]> [-Path] <String> [-AsJob] [-Passthru] [-WhatIf]
 [-Confirm] [<CommonParameters>]

DESCRIPTION

The Import-VMInitialReplication cmdlet imports initial replication files on a Replica server. It completes the initial replication of a virtual machine when external is used as the source of the files for initial replication.

EXAMPLES

Example 1

PS C:\> Import-VMInitialReplication VM01 d:\VMImportLocation\VM01

This example imports the initial replication files for a virtual machine named VM01 from location d:\VMImportLocation\VM01.

Example 2

PS C:\> Get-VMReplication | ForEach-Object {$path = "D:\OOBLoc\" + $_.VMName + "_" + $_.VMID; if (Test-Path $path -PathType Container) {Import-VMInitialReplication $_ $path}}

This example imports the initial replication files for a set of virtual machines using files located in D:\OOBLoc\

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: VMName
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 initial replication files are to be imported. 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: VMName
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: VMName
Aliases: 

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

-Passthru

Indicates that this cmdlet returns a Microsoft.HyperV.PowerShell.VirtualMachine object. By default, this cmdlet does not generate any output.

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 of the initial replication files to import.

Type: String
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: IRLoc

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

-VM

Specifies the virtual machine for which the initial replication files are to be imported.

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 for which the initial replication files are to be imported.

Type: String[]
Parameter Sets: VMName
Aliases: 

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

-VMReplication

Specifies the virtual machine replication object for which initial replication files are to be imported.

Type: VMReplication[]
Parameter Sets: VMReplication
Aliases: 

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

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

NOTES

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