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Start-WBSystemStateRecovery

Last Updated: 4/3/2017

SYNOPSIS

Starts a system state recovery operation.

SYNTAX

SSR (Default)

Start-WBSystemStateRecovery [-BackupSet] <WBBackupSet> [[-TargetPath] <String>] [-AuthoritativeSysvolRecovery]
 [-RestartComputer] [-Async] [-Force] [<CommonParameters>]

ADIFM

Start-WBSystemStateRecovery [-BackupSet] <WBBackupSet> [-ADIFM] [-TargetPath] <String> [-Async] [-Force]
 [<CommonParameters>]

DESCRIPTION

The Start-WBSystemStateRecovery cmdlet starts a system state recovery operation. If the System State recovery operation is performed on the actual computer, completion of the operation requires a restart. If recovery is performed on an Active Directory (AD) computer, this cmdlet must be run in Directory Services Restore Mode (DSRM).

EXAMPLES

Example 1: Start a system state recovery operation

PS C:\> $Backup = Get-WBBackupSet
PS C:\> Start-WBSystemStateRecovery -BackupSet $Backup -Force -RestartComputer -Async

This example starts a system state recovery operation, and then restarts the computer at the end of the recovery operation.

The first command stores the result of Get-WBBackupSet in a variable named $Backup.

The second command starts the system state recovery from the backup stored in the $Backup variable. The command also uses the Force parameter to perform the recovery without prompting, the RestartComputer parameter to restart the computer when recovery finishes, and the Async parameter to suppress status output.

PARAMETERS

-ADIFM

Indicates that this cmdlet recovers all the related data needed for Active Directory Domain Services from an install from a media (IFM) operation. Active Directory Install From Media (ADIFM) creates a copy of the Active Directory database, registry, and SYSVOL state, and then saves this information in the location specified by the RecoveryTarget parameter. Use this parameter only when RecoveryTarget is specified. This parameter is valid only if the backup set contains an Active Directory system state backup.

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: ADIFM
Aliases: 

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

-Async

Indicates that Windows PowerShell returns immediately after starting the backup, and does not output status to the screen.

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: 4
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-AuthoritativeSysvolRecovery

Indicates that this cmdlet performs an authoritative recovery of SYSVOL, the System Volume shared directory. This parameter is valid only if the backup set contains an Active Directory system state backup.

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: SSR
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: 2
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-BackupSet

Specifies the backup set from which this cmdlet performs system state recovery.

Type: WBBackupSet
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

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

-Force

Forces the command to run without asking for user confirmation.

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: 5
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-RestartComputer

Indicates that this cmdlet performs a system restart at the completion of the system state recovery operation. Use this parameter only for a recovery to the original location. Do not use this parameter if you need to perform steps after the recovery operation.

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: SSR
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: 3
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-TargetPath

Specifies an alternate location where the files belonging to system state can be recovered from the backup set. If you do not specify this parameter, system state recovery is performed for the actual computer, which needs a restart at the end of the operation. ADIFM recovery requires this parameter.

Type: String
Parameter Sets: SSR
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: 1
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False
Type: String
Parameter Sets: ADIFM
Aliases: 

Required: True
Position: 1
Default value: None
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

WBBackupSet

Specifies the backup set that contains volume backup of all the system critical volumes, or contains backup of the system state for the system state recovery operation.

OUTPUTS

System.String

If you do not specify the Async parameter, the recovery operation outputs status at periodic intervals until the recovery operation completes. You can also call Get-WBJob to get the status of the current recovery operation. After completion of recovery, run Get-WBJob with the Previous parameter and an argument of 1 to get the final recovery status.

NOTES

Get-WBBackupSet

Get-WBJob

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